libraries to be defined, customized, and stored by the user for
reuse in multiple projects. For example, a Java JAR library has a classpath
(usually one JAR), and an optional source path and Javadoc path that may be
used for development-time features.
librariesto be registered and persisted. Library type providers may be registered and can construct memory objects corresponding to persistent library definitions. Question (arch-usecases): Describe the main use cases of the new API. Who will use it under what circumstances? What kind of code would typically need to be written to use the module? Answer:
Different technology support modules will supply definitions of different kinds of libraries, e.g. Java JARs, that may be reused in user projects. Modules may register library predefinitions to wrap libraries they bundle. Project type providers can refer to available libraries in customizer dialogs.Question (arch-time): What are the time estimates of the work? Answer:
It is working and no major efforts are thought to remain.Question (arch-quality): How will the quality of your code be tested and how are future regressions going to be prevented? Answer:
Ought to be covered by unit tests.Question (arch-where): Where one can find sources for your module? WARNING: Question with id="arch-where" has not been answered!
Used for various purposes.
FolderInstance is used to read
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:
Only API and SPI packages are exported.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; GUI is internationalization, and library definitions support localized display names.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:
Library definitions are stored using a versioned XML DTD.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, except for libraries present in the IDE installation which must be disk files.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:
org-netbeans-api-project-libraries/Libraries on the system filesystem is used
to store the libraries declarations.
org-netbeans-api-project-libraries/LibraryTypeProviders on the system filesystem
is used to store
LibraryTypeProvider instance files.
Libraries are read from a fixed location in the system file system.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:
Yes. It looks for instances of
org.netbeans.spi.project.libraries.LibraryProvider in the default
lookup. This interface represents a read-only storage of libraries. There can
be multiple instances of this interface.
LibraryProvider implementation is registered.
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:
No.Question (exec-ant-tasks): Do you define or register any ant tasks that other can use? WARNING: Question with id="exec-ant-tasks" has not been answered! 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:
No.Question (exec-threading): What threading models, if any, does your module adhere to? How the project behaves with respect to threading? Answer:
TBDQuestion (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:
An XML DTD is used to define the library definition format.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
Currently it loads the list of libraries at startup. Libraries framework needs to synchronize the declared libraries and global build.properties.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:
Number of libraries.Question (perf-limit): Are there any hard-coded or practical limits in the number or size of elements your code can handle? Answer:
No.Question (perf-mem): How much memory does your component consume? Estimate with a relation to the number of windows, etc. Answer:
Probably little.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.