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Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« on: February 21, 2019, 20:30:54 »
Hi LWJGL,

glad to see that this account still exists. Long time no see. :)

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[LWJGL] Failed to load a library. Possible solutions:
        a) Add the directory that contains the shared library to -Djava.library.path or -Dorg.lwjgl.librarypath.
        b) Add the JAR that contains the shared library to the classpath.

Would it be possible to either scan the module-path in addition to the class-path or even better look for the resolved org.lwjgl module and examine the location of the JAR via the Module API.

Happy to provide a PR.

Cheers!

Re: Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 20:47:53 »
After adding a --class-path option manually, everything works like a charm:

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java --class-path lwjgl-natives-windows.jar:lwjgl-glfw-natives-windows.jar:lwjgl-opengl-natives-windows.jar --module-path bin\compiled\main;modules --module demo/demo.HelloWorld
Hello LWJGL 3.2.1 build 12!
<red squared window opens>

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Re: Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 21:27:13 »
By default, modules in the module-path that are not explicitly required are not loaded. The correct fix, that avoids using --class-path, is to add requires statements for the LWJGL natives in the application's module-info.java, for example:

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requires org.lwjgl.natives;
requires org.lwjgl.glfw.natives;
requires org.lwjgl.opengl.natives;

Note that org.lwjgl.natives transitively requires org.lwjgl, so you don't need to specify requires statements for both.

Alternatively, you could use --add-modules ALL-MODULE-PATH to force loading of all modules present in the module path, even if they are not explicitly required by your application.

Re: Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 01:37:18 »
I missed the compiled module descriptor in `lwjgl-natives-${OS}.jar` files yesterday, because I didn't look deeper into the JAR after seeing the native libraries in the root directory in each one.

Having
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module org.lwjgl.natives {
  requires transitive org.lwjgl;
}
declared as a MRJAR is 8)

Thanks for the pointers.

Re: Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2019, 01:45:29 »
The various lwjgl-xyz-natives-${OS}.jar files aren't uploaded to Maven Central, are they? My "Java module name scanner observing Maven Central" didn't catch any: https://github.com/jodastephen/jpms-module-names/blob/ee1e2f5c58ed9e8040e3bfab641aa34b4a513271/generated/module-version.properties#L2752-L2788


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Re: Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2019, 07:31:13 »
They are available on Maven Central. We use classifiers to differentiate the native artifacts, maybe that's why jpms-module-names isn't detecting them. For example, the core module would be declared in Gradle as:

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dependencies {
    implementation "org.lwjgl:lwjgl:3.2.2-SNAPSHOT"
    runtimeOnly "org.lwjgl:lwjgl:3.2.2-SNAPSHOT:natives-windows"
}

LWJGL provides a lot of modules and the above can become tedious, so we've created the build customizer tool on the website. It generates the appropriate Maven/Gradle/Ivy scripts for you.

Re: Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 07:58:53 »
> They are available on Maven Central. We use classifiers to differentiate the native artifacts, maybe that's why jpms-module-names isn't detecting them.

Either this, or the https://github.com/sandermak/modulescanner doesn't generate entries for classified artifacts. Have to check both ends. Thanks for the explanation!

One more related question: what would such a configuration look like, if I want my modular application to be platform-agnostic?

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requires org.lwjgl.natives; // pointing to a "merged" MJAR containing all native binaries for Linux, MacOS and Windows?

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Re: Launching HelloWorld sample on the --module-path
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019, 08:58:22 »
if I want my modular application to be platform-agnostic?

The module descriptor in the natives jar is the same for all platforms. You simply add e.g. requires org.lwjgl.natives in your module-info, without specifying a platform.

Note that this means you can't have the same natives jar for multiple platforms in your module path, you'd get a conflict. So, when you select multiple platforms in the build customizer, it will generate a script that uses a variable for the natives classifier. The same script will work across platforms and only a single natives jar (per module) will be downloaded when you build.