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Jon Harrop
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      10-09-2007

Anyone managed to get JOGL working under AMD64 Debian?

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Hunter Gratzner
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      10-09-2007
On Oct 9, 6:12 am, Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Anyone managed to get JOGL working under AMD64 Debian?
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Why do you think we are eager to help someone who abused the group for
advertising?

http://groups.google.com/group/comp....e7fa737a8524a0

 
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Tris Orendorff
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      10-09-2007
Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> burped up warm pablum in
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> Anyone managed to get JOGL working under AMD64 Debian?


Only with Nvidia video cards and their *sinful* binary drivers. ATI is a lost cause when it comes to 3-d
drivers.


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Jon Harrop
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      10-10-2007
Hunter Gratzner wrote:
> On Oct 9, 6:12 am, Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Anyone managed to get JOGL working under AMD64 Debian?
>>
>> --
>> Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog
>> Consultancyhttp://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/?u

>
> Why do you think we are eager to help someone who abused the group for
> advertising?


This raises an interesting question for me. I appreciate that the Java
community is very big but does it consist largely of freeloaders who don't
spend money?

So, is there a viable market for writing high-quality commercial tools and
libraries for Java programmers? If so, what is the easiest way to reach the
target market with advertising?

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Jon Harrop
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      10-10-2007
Tris Orendorff wrote:
> Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> burped up warm pablum in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>>
>> Anyone managed to get JOGL working under AMD64 Debian?

>
> Only with Nvidia video cards and their *sinful* binary drivers. ATI is a
> lost cause when it comes to 3-d drivers.


That's fine, we only use nVidia cards anyway. But I'm having a hell of a job
getting JOGL to work. I tried getting the latest builds of JOGL and the
JOGL demos but I got:

$ cd jogl-demos
$ java -cp build/jogl-demos.jar demos.gears.Gears
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
javax/media/opengl/GLEventListener
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java :620)
at
java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Secure ClassLoader.java:124)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader .java:260)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader. java:56)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java: 195)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.j ava:18
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:3 06)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launche r.java:276)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:2 51)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoade r.java:319)

So I tried getting a coherent distribution from the latest stable releases
(jogl-1.1.1-rc3) but I still get the same error. I've tried recompiling the
whole thing from scratch and still get the same error.

Finally, I've scoured the internet to see if anyone else has working
implementations. I found a couple of demos that run under web start. One of
my browsers under (64-bit Debian) Linux handles this and the demo runs but
it is very slow. However, it is layering both Java2D and OpenGL so maybe it
is inherently slow. The same demo on my Windows XP box (same hardware) runs
for a few seconds before hanging.

Outside Java, OpenGL works flawlessly on both machines and we use it
regularly in our work (from OCaml). Both machines have the same spec:

2x 4400+ Athlon64
2Gb RAM
GeForce 7900GT 512Mb

This raises several questions for me that I've had trouble getting answers
to:

1. If I want to do high-performance real-time interactive 2D and 3D graphics
and port our OpenGL-based libraries to the Java platform for others to use,
is JOGL the right library for me?

2. How many people actually have a working JOGL development environment, so
they can compile OpenGL applications written in Java?

3. How reliable is JOGL? Is it viable to use JOGL for commercial work or is
it too unstable in practice?

I have found some alternatives like the NetBeans OpenGL project but it has
zero users. I believe JOGL is supported by Sun so I assume it is the
defacto-standard for this kind of work but I'd like some reassurance...

Many thanks,
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Michael Jung
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      10-10-2007
Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
> Tris Orendorff wrote:
> > Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> burped up warm pablum in
> > news:(E-Mail Removed):
> >> Anyone managed to get JOGL working under AMD64 Debian?

> > Only with Nvidia video cards and their *sinful* binary drivers. ATI is a
> > lost cause when it comes to 3-d drivers.

> That's fine, we only use nVidia cards anyway. But I'm having a hell of a job
> getting JOGL to work. I tried getting the latest builds of JOGL and the
> JOGL demos but I got:
> $ cd jogl-demos
> $ java -cp build/jogl-demos.jar demos.gears.Gears
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
> javax/media/opengl/GLEventListener
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java :620)
> at
> java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Secure ClassLoader.java:124)
> at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader .java:260)
> at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader. java:56)
> at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java: 195)
> at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
> at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.j ava:18
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:3 06)
> at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launche r.java:276)
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:2 51)
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoade r.java:319)


This seems to be a classic classpath problem. Probably the basic jogl jars
are not in the system class path, so you would have to specify them
explicitly. Also make sure that the native libs are in the library
path. Otherwise, this is going to be your next problem.

> So I tried getting a coherent distribution from the latest stable releases
> (jogl-1.1.1-rc3) but I still get the same error. I've tried recompiling the
> whole thing from scratch and still get the same error.


The thing is that you specify "java -cp build/jogl-demos.jar", and I assume
that the proper jogl jars aren't in the demos and they're not in the system
jar folder.

> Finally, I've scoured the internet to see if anyone else has working
> implementations. I found a couple of demos that run under web start. One of
> my browsers under (64-bit Debian) Linux handles this and the demo runs but
> it is very slow. However, it is layering both Java2D and OpenGL so maybe it
> is inherently slow. The same demo on my Windows XP box (same hardware) runs
> for a few seconds before hanging.


Can't tell you what is wrong. I have JOGL running under Linux and WinXP
without that much hassle. I just followed the instructions. The problems you
have described so far are nothing specific to your 2 processor architecture or
64-bit system.

> 1. If I want to do high-performance real-time interactive 2D and 3D graphics
> and port our OpenGL-based libraries to the Java platform for others to use,
> is JOGL the right library for me?


Haven't checked LWJGL, but the two are the only ones to consider as far as I
can see. You could write some benchmark and compare the two. There were
claims that JOGL is within a single digit performance from C. (I currently
only find a claim to within 15%.)

> 2. How many people actually have a working JOGL development environment, so
> they can compile OpenGL applications written in Java?


I do. I compile on Linux and test also on WinXP, since native code is
involved. Didn't have any problems.

> 3. How reliable is JOGL? Is it viable to use JOGL for commercial work or is
> it too unstable in practice?


I can't tell. The featured projects and the list of references to code
suppliers seem to suggest so. I didn't have any stability problems. (I do
have some weird mouse pointer "loss-of-resolution" problems when opening an
OpenGL window in X11. I haven't come around to checking why this is so.)

Michael
 
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Jon Harrop
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      10-11-2007
Michael Jung wrote:

> Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>> Tris Orendorff wrote:
>> > Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> burped up warm pablum in
>> > news:(E-Mail Removed):
>> >> Anyone managed to get JOGL working under AMD64 Debian?
>> > Only with Nvidia video cards and their *sinful* binary drivers. ATI is
>> > a lost cause when it comes to 3-d drivers.

>> That's fine, we only use nVidia cards anyway. But I'm having a hell of a
>> job getting JOGL to work. I tried getting the latest builds of JOGL and
>> the JOGL demos but I got:
>> $ cd jogl-demos
>> $ java -cp build/jogl-demos.jar demos.gears.Gears
>> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
>> javax/media/opengl/GLEventListener
>> at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
>> at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java :620)
>> at
>> java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Secure ClassLoader.java:124)
>> at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader .java:260)
>> at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader. java:56)
>> at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java: 195)
>> at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
>> at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.j ava:18
>> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:3 06)
>> at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launche r.java:276)
>> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:2 51)
>> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoade r.java:319)

>
> This seems to be a classic classpath problem. Probably the basic jogl
> jars are not in the system class path, so you would have to specify them
> explicitly. Also make sure that the native libs are in the library
> path. Otherwise, this is going to be your next problem.


Yes indeed! I posted on c.l.java.help and they explained that you cannot
pass jars using several -cp arguments, you must use a different syntax for
passing the classpath on command line:

java -cp ../jogl/build/jogl.jar:../gluegen/build/gluegen-rt.jar:build/jogl-demos.jar
demos.gears.Gears

As you say, I have to setup my LD_LIBRARY_PATH first to find the native code
DLLs:

export
LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/home/jdh30/src/jogl/build/obj/:/home/jdh30/src/gluegen/build/obj/"

and then the whole thing works!

Thanks to everyone for their help.

>> So I tried getting a coherent distribution from the latest stable
>> releases (jogl-1.1.1-rc3) but I still get the same error. I've tried
>> recompiling the whole thing from scratch and still get the same error.

>
> The thing is that you specify "java -cp build/jogl-demos.jar", and I
> assume that the proper jogl jars aren't in the demos and they're not in
> the system jar folder.


Yes, there are other requires jars in ../jogl/build and ../gluegen/build but
even if you reference them like this:

java -cp ../jogl/build/jogl.jar -cp ../gluegen/build/gluegen-rt.jar -cp
build/jogl-demos.jar demos.gears.Gears

it still doesn't work.

Perhaps the best solution is to set the CLASSPATH environment variable and
give absolute paths to the jar files:

export
CLASSPATH=/home/jdh30/src/jogl/build/jogl.jar:/home/jdh30/src/gluegen/build/gluegen-rt.jar:/home/jdh30/src/jogl-demos/build/jogl-demos.jar

Note that you must give absolute paths to the jar files themselves and not
just the directory they reside in (which is one of the things I was doing
wrong before).

>> 1. If I want to do high-performance real-time interactive 2D and 3D
>> graphics and port our OpenGL-based libraries to the Java platform for
>> others to use, is JOGL the right library for me?

>
> Haven't checked LWJGL, but the two are the only ones to consider as far as
> I
> can see. You could write some benchmark and compare the two. There were
> claims that JOGL is within a single digit performance from C. (I currently
> only find a claim to within 15%.)


Great, thank you. I'm really only interested in reliability at this point
and it looks like JOGL is the defacto standard, so I'll stick with it.

>> 3. How reliable is JOGL? Is it viable to use JOGL for commercial work or
>> is it too unstable in practice?

>
> I can't tell. The featured projects and the list of references to code
> suppliers seem to suggest so. I didn't have any stability problems. (I
> do have some weird mouse pointer "loss-of-resolution" problems when
> opening an
> OpenGL window in X11. I haven't come around to checking why this is so.)


Ok. I'll give it a go and see what I come up with. I'll also blog exactly
what I had to do to get it working.

Many thanks for all your help.

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      10-13-2007
Jon Harrop <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
> Michael Jung wrote:


> java -cp ../jogl/build/jogl.jar -cp ../gluegen/build/gluegen-rt.jar -cp
> build/jogl-demos.jar demos.gears.Gears


Use colon separators instead of multiple classpath options.

> Perhaps the best solution is to set the CLASSPATH environment variable and
> give absolute paths to the jar files:


> export
> CLASSPATH=/home/jdh30/src/jogl/build/jogl.jar:/home/jdh30/src/gluegen/build/gluegen-rt.jar:/home/jdh30/src/jogl-demos/build/jogl-demos.jar


Your choice. In some situation this obscures things.

Michael
 
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