The Error Stripe shows an overview of important information of an edited source code. It shows this information for the whole source code (regardless of its size).Question (arch-overall): Describe the overall architecture. Answer: The Error Stripe gathers the information to show from three sources:
A module in the IDE has information whether data shown in the Error Stripe is up-to-date or not. The Error Stripe may change the appearance according to this knowledge.
Implement the UpToDateStatusProvider that provides up-to-date status. Be sure that it fires PropertyChangeEvent when this status is changed.
Implement the UpToDateStatusProviderFactory that creates an instance of your UpToDateStatusProvider for a given JTextComponent and install it as described here.Question (arch-time): What are the time estimates of the work? Answer:
Pre-API review work is mostly done. After integration, only maintanance work is awaited, for 20% of one developer's time.Question (arch-quality): How will the quality of your code be tested and how are future regressions going to be prevented? Answer:
The non-visual parts of the Error Stripe will be covered by the automatic unit tests. The visual parts of the Error Stripe are going to be covered by a manual test specification.Question (arch-where): Where one can find sources for your module? WARNING: Question with id="arch-where" has not been answered!
The Error Stripe module depends on the Editor - editor API. It uses this dependency to add the overview component to the editor window, to use various editor utilities and to gather the information about the Annotations.
The default answer to this question is:
These modules are required in project.xml:
This module does not depend on any non-NetBeans projects (except the JRE).Question (dep-platform): On which platforms does your module run? Does it run in the same way on each? Answer:
This module runs on any platform that provides the required JRE.Question (dep-jre): Which version of JRE do you need (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, etc.)? Answer:
JRE1.4Question (dep-jrejdk): Do you require the JDK or is the JRE enough? Answer:
JRE is enough.
The Error Stripe requires only standard NetBeans module files.Question (deploy-nbm): Can you deploy an NBM via the Update Center? Answer:
The NBM can be deployed via the Update Center.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:
This module does not depend on installation directory.Question (deploy-packages): Are packages of your module made inaccessible by not declaring them public? Answer:
The Error Stripe module provides a public package
which provides the
- Error Stripe SPI.
This module should be correctly internationalized.Question (compat-standards): Does the module implement or define any standards? Is the implementation exact or does it deviate somehow? Answer:
This module does neither define nor implement any standard.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:
The module does not have any settings. The module was distributed through the autoupdate and manual uninstallation may be necessary for upgrade.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!
No.Question (resources-layer): Does your module provide own layer? Does it create any files or folders in it? What it is trying to communicate by that and with which components? Answer: The module uses layers for two purposes:
The Error Stripe reads providers of the ErrorStripePrivateSPI - private mark provider SPI from the layer.Question (resources-mask): Does your module mask/hide/override any resources provided by other modules in their layers? Answer:
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:
The module does not use the global lookup. The module uses the lookup internally to access UpToDateStatusProviderFactories.Question (lookup-register): Do you register anything into lookup for other code to find? Answer:
FolderLookup is used to register providers of the
- private mark provider SPI.
This module does not mask any Lookup entries.
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:
org.netbeans.modules.editor.errorstripe.AnnotationView - This property sets the logging level. See org.openide.ErrorManager.getInstance for more details.Question (exec-component): Is execution of your code influenced by any (string) property of any of your components? Answer:
No.Question (exec-ant-tasks): Do you define or register any ant tasks that other can use? Answer:
This module does not define any ant tasks.Question (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:
instanceof is used to detect
BaseDocument in the
The Error Stripe conforms to Swing threading for interaction with Swing. It accepts changes of annotations from any thread.Question (security-policy): Does your functionality require modifications to the standard policy file? Answer:
The module uses
org.netbeans.spi.editor.errorstripe and does not need any special priviledges.
No files are read or written.Question (format-dnd): Which protocols (if any) does your code understand during Drag & Drop? Answer:
The error stripe does not use Drag & Drop.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
This module does not work with clipboard.
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:
The performance of the Error Stripe module should depend mostly only on the number of showed annotations/marks. There is also an implied dependency on the number of lines in the document through variable utility methods.Question (perf-limit): Are there any hard-coded or practical limits in the number or size of elements your code can handle? Answer:
There are not hardcoded limits. But, the number of Marks shown in the Error Stripe should be held as low as possible (while still being usefull), because the user would get confused by too many shown Marks. Also the performance of the redrawing of the Error Stripe degrades rapidly when there are many marks (~1000).Question (perf-mem): How much memory does your component consume? Estimate with a relation to the number of windows, etc. Answer:
There is one component per opened JTextComponent. If no providers are registered through the ErrorStripePrivateSPI - private mark provider SPI, the memory consumption of each component should be constant.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:
This module does not use any context menus.Question (perf-spi): How the performance of the plugged in code will be enforced? Answer:
Currently, there is no way to enforce the performance of the plugged in code.