|Stable release||1.0b6 / May 22, 2008|
|Preview release||2.0-rc3 / September 16, 2011|
|Type||3D computer graphics software (library/API)|
GlueGen is a Java tool which automatically generates the Java and Java Native Interface (JNI) code needed to call C libraries from Java code. It reads in ANSI C header files and GlueGen configuration files, and emits C code. As JNI can be complex, Gluegen simplifies the process of binding Java to C native libraries.
It was originally developed for Java OpenGL (JOGL), a Java OpenGL library, although the project has since been separated so it can be used with other libraries. As of 2010, it is also used in Java OpenAL (JOAL), which allows Java code to access OpenAL libraries.
Use of GlueGen in JOGL
- SWIG is another free computer software tool used to connect programs written in C/C++ with various scripting languages, and to C# and Java.
- Glue code