JavaTM Native Interface (JNI) is a standard programming interface for writing Java native methods and embedding the JavaTM virtual machine* into native applications. The primary goal is binary compatibility of native method libraries across all Java virtual machine implementations on a given platform.
Java Native Interface 6.0
This brief specification describes how the AWT package is designed to use JNI mechanisms to display objects on Solaris, Linux and Windows platforms.
JNI Enhancements will report further enhancements to this technology as they are added.
For JNI FAQs and information about the book The Java Native
Interface: Programmer's Guide and Specification, see this
document on the Java Software website:
*As used on this web site, the terms "Java virtual machine" or "JVM" refers to a virtual machine for the Java platform.