I'm really confused by the way DLL's are used by both imageio and jai. I'm working on Windows XP and I downloaded both sets of jars and dll's, but near as I can tell it doesn't seem to need the dll's. If I don't have a path setup for them it runs fine. Anyone know why this is? Is there any reason why I should use the DLL's?
I purposely tried to make my application blow up by deleting the DLL's, but it just worked fine. I was assuming the DLL's were called by the Java code using JNI and would fail when the DLL's weren't found. But I'm obviously wrong.
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