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This document lists changes made to the Task List APIs. Please ask on the mailing list if you have any questions about the details of a change, or are wondering how to convert existing code to be compatible.

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Fuller descriptions of all changes can be found below (follow links).

Not all deprecations are listed here, assuming that the deprecated APIs continue to essentially work. For a full deprecation list, please consult the Javadoc.

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These API specification versions may be used to indicate that a module requires a certain API feature in order to function. For example, if you see here a feature you need which is labelled 1.20, your manifest should contain in its main attributes the line:

OpenIDE-Module-Module-Dependencies: org.netbeans.spi.tasklist/1 > 1.20

Changes by affected class

Details of all changes by API and date

Task List SPI

PushTaskScanner.Callback provides additional information.

Mar 6 '13; API spec. version: 1.24; made by: jpeska; issues: #227107

PushTaskScanner.Callback provides information whether the framework is observed and whether the current editor scope is set. Both these methods are needed for performance improvements of NB PushTaskScanners.

Task List implementation uses Indexing API to cache scanned tasks.

Aug 7 '09; API spec. version: 1.6; made by: saubrecht; issues: #169975

Task List API and user interface has been extended to support a generic URL as the resource the task is associated with. This allows for example bug tracking issues to be displayed in Task List window.

Task List implementation uses Indexing API to cache scanned tasks.

Mar 31 '09; API spec. version: 1.4; made by: saubrecht

Task List implementation uses Indexing API to persist tasks created by FileTaskScanners. If a file hasn't changed since the last scan then the tasks associated with that file are loaded from cache to improve Task List performance. Therefore task's ActionListener isn't available when the task is restored from cache. Task providers must switch to PushTaskScanner if ActionListener is required to be available at all times.

API changes to reflect the results of API inception review.

Apr 11 '07; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: saubrecht

API has changed due to the results of API inception review.