The module supplies the APIs for the basic, generic UI infrastructure for projects: list of opened projects, main project, basic project-sensitive actions, template wizards, etc.Question (arch-overall): Describe the overall architecture. Answer:
The Project UI API provides some miscellaneous APIs and SPIs relating to the appearance and UI behavior of generic projects. Most importantly, it permits the customizer and logical view of a project to be defined.
Callbacks intended to let the Project UI module plug in implementations of APIs defined here. Uses implementation dependencies.
The main use case is for project type providers to supply logical views and customizers for the project. Also for template providers to create project-aware file templates. Can also get a list of open projects, create different kinds of project-related actions, and select projects on disk.Question (arch-time): What are the time estimates of the work? Answer:
Mostly finished.Question (arch-quality): How will the quality of your code be tested and how are future regressions going to be prevented? Answer:
No tests currently, but this is mostly API and not implementation.Question (arch-where): Where one can find sources for your module? WARNING: Question with id="arch-where" has not been answered!
For various purposes.
For various purposes.
For just internal purposes.
Part of API.
The default answer to this question is:
These modules are required in project.xml:
None.Question (dep-platform): On which platforms does your module run? Does it run in the same way on each? Answer:
Any.Question (dep-jre): Which version of JRE do you need (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, etc.)? Answer:
1.4+.Question (dep-jrejdk): Do you require the JDK or is the JRE enough? Answer:
Just a JAR.Question (deploy-nbm): Can you deploy an NBM via the Update Center? Answer:
Yes.Question (deploy-shared): Do you need to be installed in the shared location only, or in the user directory only, or can your module be installed anywhere? Answer:
Anywhere.Question (deploy-packages): Are packages of your module made inaccessible by not declaring them public? Answer:
Yes, only API and SPI packages are public.Question (deploy-dependencies): What do other modules need to do to declare a dependency on this one, in addition to or instead of the normal module dependency declaration (e.g. tokens to require)? Answer: Nothing.
Yes.Question (compat-standards): Does the module implement or define any standards? Is the implementation exact or does it deviate somehow? Answer:
No.Question (compat-version): Can your module coexist with earlier and future versions of itself? Can you correctly read all old settings? Will future versions be able to read your current settings? Can you read or politely ignore settings stored by a future version? Answer:
No settings.Question (compat-deprecation): How the introduction of your project influences functionality provided by previous version of the product? WARNING: Question with id="compat-deprecation" has not been answered!
Only to open projects on disk, since
JFileChooser is needed.
Several project related actions are registered in the Actions folder in the layer. Product branding is intended to use those actions to build main menu, toolbars and shortcuts.
New (or import) project wizards can be registered in a special folder
Providers of generic project actions can register
instances in a special folder
Projects/Actions/. So if any module wishes
to extend, hide or reorder some of them it can just register its actions there. Example:
<folder name="Projects" > <folder name="Actions" > <file name="org-mymodule-MyAction.instance" > <attr name="instanceCreate" stringvalue="org.mymodule.MyAction" /> </file> </folder> </folder>Templates -
File templates can be registered with various attributes, some specific to the project system.TemplatesLicenses -
Templates/Licenses folder should be registered various license headers
that can be imported by templates using scripting. The recommended format of filename is
No.Question (resources-preferences): Does your module uses preferences via Preferences API? Does your module use NbPreferences or or regular JDK Preferences ? Does it read, write or both ? Does it share preferences with other modules ? If so, then why ? WARNING: Question with id="resources-preferences" has not been answered!
org.openide.util.Lookupor any similar technology to find any components to communicate with? Which ones? Answer:
Finds the Project UI module’s callbacks via lookup.
The attribute providers registered in project lookups. Collected template
attributes are exposed by
The attributes provider is registered in
META-INF/services. It collects
registered in project lookups.
It provides the
attributes for file templates using scripting support.
project.license attribute contains project license as
String for newly created
It is used to import license templates.
default is used if the attribute was not found in any
project.encoding attribute contains the project encoding as
String for newly created
The encoding of the parent folder of the new file is used if the attribute was not found in any
System.getProperty) property? On a similar note, is there something interesting that you pass to
java.util.logging.Logger? Or do you observe what others log? Answer:
No.Question (exec-component): Is execution of your code influenced by any (string) property of any of your components? Answer:
The template creation API uses file attributes to decide which templates are appropriate for certain project types, and to find template wizards.Question (exec-ant-tasks): Do you define or register any ant tasks that other can use? Answer:
NoQuestion (exec-classloader): Does your code create its own class loader(s)? Answer:
No.Question (exec-reflection): Does your code use Java Reflection to execute other code? Answer:
No.Question (exec-privateaccess): Are you aware of any other parts of the system calling some of your methods by reflection? Answer:
No.Question (exec-process): Do you execute an external process from your module? How do you ensure that the result is the same on different platforms? Do you parse output? Do you depend on result code? Answer:
No.Question (exec-introspection): Does your module use any kind of runtime type information (
instanceof, work with
java.lang.Class, etc.)? Answer:
No.Question (exec-threading): What threading models, if any, does your module adhere to? How the project behaves with respect to threading? Answer:
Should all be in EQ (GUI).Question (security-policy): Does your functionality require modifications to the standard policy file? Answer:
No.Question (security-grant): Does your code grant additional rights to some other code? Answer:
None.Question (format-dnd): Which protocols (if any) does your code understand during Drag & Drop? Answer:
None.Question (format-clipboard): Which data flavors (if any) does your code read from or insert to the clipboard (by access to clipboard on means calling methods on
No.Question (perf-exit): Does your module run any code on exit? Answer:
No.Question (perf-scale): Which external criteria influence the performance of your program (size of file in editor, number of files in menu, in source directory, etc.) and how well your code scales? Answer:
None.Question (perf-limit): Are there any hard-coded or practical limits in the number or size of elements your code can handle? Answer:
None known.Question (perf-mem): How much memory does your component consume? Estimate with a relation to the number of windows, etc. Answer:
Trivial.Question (perf-wakeup): Does any piece of your code wake up periodically and do something even when the system is otherwise idle (no user interaction)? Answer:
No.Question (perf-progress): Does your module execute any long-running tasks? Answer:
No.Question (perf-huge_dialogs): Does your module contain any dialogs or wizards with a large number of GUI controls such as combo boxes, lists, trees, or text areas? Answer:
No.Question (perf-menus): Does your module use dynamically updated context menus, or context-sensitive actions with complicated and slow enablement logic? Answer:
No.Question (perf-spi): How the performance of the plugged in code will be enforced? Answer:
No special provisions. GUI code must be fast.
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