create jni cookbook for creating jni actors
need to create a good readme with instructions on creating actors that can call
native code via jni.
#1 Updated by Christopher Brooks about 15 years ago
Perhaps some of the resources below can be used as a starting point.
The Matlab actor uses JNI.
Ptolemy II includes a JNI actor facility, but the UI is broken right now.
How to use the JNI actor facility is covered in ptII/jni/demo/jni/README.htmThe release notes say:
Limitations in JNI
- The Interface to C actors using the Java Native Interface is not available via
the Windows Installer (or Web Start). To use the JNI/Ptolemy II interface, you
must download Ptolemy II as source files and compile.
- The JNI user interface does not permit creation of new JNI actors.
If you follow the instructions in JNIUtilities, then eventually you will get a
The resulting model will be missing
<property name="output" class="jni.Argument" value="false,false,true,double">
In the short term, one workaround is to edit the xml file directly and add the
appropriate property by hand.
- JNI will not work with Hierarchical classes, subclasses, and inner classes
In addition, there are problems with the JNI interface under gcc-3.3, gcc-3.2