FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.6.0_10-beta"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_10-beta-b23)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 11.0-b11, mixed mode, sharing)
Note: this bug is also affecting 1.6.0_06
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Windows XP SP2
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
The TrayIcon class only supports 1-bit transparency in Windows XP. It may be affecting Vista as well. Please see this forum thread for further information:
It seems as though the bug as already been fixed in JDIC, but for some reason this fix has not been applied in either 1.6.0_06 or 1.6.0_10-beta-b23
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
Create an image with 8-bit alpha channel transparency and add it to the System Tray.
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
Varying alpha values should result in varying levels of transparency.
An alpha value of 0 results in a fully transparent pixel, but an alpha value of greater than 0 results in a fully opaque pixel.
This bug can be reproduced always.