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Filesystems API - NetBeans extensions

FileSystem.Status API removed

Oct 3 '14; API spec. version: 9.1; affected top-level classes: org.openide.filesystems.StatusDecorator org.openide.filesystems.FileSystem; made by: sdedic; issues: #247200

The FileSystem.Status was entirely removed, as it references class java.awt.Image, which is not available in compact jdk profiles and may trigger GUI system initialization. See javadocs of StatusDecorator for details.

FileSystem.Status icon annotation moved

Apr 11 '14; API spec. version: 9.0; affected top-level classes: org.openide.filesystems.FileSystem; made by: sdedic; issues: #243561

The default implementation of FileSystem.Status annotated file's icon using ImageUtilities which uses AWT graphics etc. Such dependency is not desirable in a standalone FileSystem API library.

The builtin implementation now does not work with the icon at all and returns null. A proper implementation for FileSystem.Status is looked up in default Lookup and is implemented properly (with Icon annotations) in openide.filesystems.nb module.

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