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This document lists changes made to the External Execution Base API.

Index of APIs

Incompatible changes by date

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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OpenIDE-Module-Module-Dependencies: org.netbeans.modules.extexecution.base > 1.20

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Details of all changes by API and date

External Execution Base API

Initial version released

Jun 1 '14; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: phejl; issues: #244308
First initial release of the External Execution Base API. Refactored from External Execution API.

Define API to augment parameters for external launches

(date unknown); API spec. version: 2.17; made by: sdedic
ExplicitProcessParameters instructions and builder is defined. Instructions can be placed into effective default Lookup to augment parameters or switches passed to external processes, if the launcher implementation supports this feature.

External Execution Base SPI

Advice to throw UnsupportedOperationException

Oct 21 '15; API spec. version: 1.4; affected top-level classes: ProcessesImplementation; made by: phejl; issues: #255917
Document that ProcessesImplementation may throw an UnsupportedOperationException when it is not able to kill the process tree.