General user interface implementation for the project system. UI SpecificationQuestion (arch-overall): Describe the overall architecture. Answer:
Module provides general implementation of projects UI and exports client friend API only.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:
Needed for working with projects in the IDE.RecentProjects -
API can be used to get list of information about recently opened projects in IDE. API provides project display name, icon and URL of project folder location. Listeners can be registered to learn about change of the list.Question (arch-time): What are the time estimates of the work? Answer:
Mostly done.Question (arch-quality): How will the quality of your code be tested and how are future regressions going to be prevented? Answer:
Unit tests would be appropriate for some code areas; currently few exist. IDE-wide functional tests cover most of the module’s functionality. Basic API functionality is covered by unit tests.Question (arch-where): Where one can find sources for your module? Answer:
The sources for the module are in the NetBeans Mercurial repositories.
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:
JAR only.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: RecentProjects -
There is package org.netbeans.modules.project.ui.api which is public and exposed as friend API.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:
Yes.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:
Uses a system option, but otherwise not much to version.Question (compat-deprecation): How the introduction of your project influences functionality provided by previous version of the product? Answer:
No APIs are planned to be deprecated/removed/changed.
Sometimes.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:
Installs a whole lot of UI through the layer. Menus, templates, etc. Also is using Loaders-folder-any-Actions - to add certain build system actions to folder popup menu and hide the default ones.Question (resources-read): Does your module read any resources from layers? For what purpose? Answer: ProjectsTabActions -
Actions for the Projects tab root context menu are taken from
the layer folder
ProjectsTabActions. Foreign modules ought
to place entries below
Seems to override mode definitions for explorer components.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 ? Answer: org.netbeans.modules.projectui -
List of open projects. See
Project groups. See
org.openide.util.Lookupor any similar technology to find any components to communicate with? Which ones? Answer:
The UI asks projects for various documented interfaces in their lookup;
details given in the particular interfaces. E.g.
LogicalViewProvider is sought out in project lookups when
displaying the logical view.
The UI uses
AuxiliaryConfiguration to store list of files opened
in the project in an instant closing the project. Will be used for reopen these
files when this project opens.
Callback implementation for the Project UI API.Question (lookup-remove): Do you remove entries of other modules from lookup? Answer:
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:
When this property is set, the opening of projects doesn't trigger opening and focusing of the projects logical view top component. Allows the BlueJ Edition to focus it's own component instead.
Error manager logging category for things affecting project list.
Property for overriding default location of projects directory which is folder NetBeansProjects under $HOME on Unixes and under default user folder on Windows (e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\NetBeansProjects). Directory passed by the property must exist, otherwise default is used.
LookupSensitiveActionis invoked and how. The support is using Logger.getLogger("org.netbeans.ui.actions") and sents a LogRecord with message
FINERlevel and paramerters:
--open-group NAME to open a project group at startup, or
org.netbeans.modules.project.ui.TemplatesPanel reads the properties:
Path to a category of project type, e.g. Sample/Standard.PRESELECT_TEMPLATE -
Name of a project type, e.g. emptyWeb.These properties affect which category and project are preselected in 1st panel of
NewProjectWizard. If properties are empty (as default) then category/project are selected by UI spec. Question (exec-ant-tasks): Do you define or register any ant tasks that other can use? Answer:
No 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:
org.netbeans.modules.project.ui.Hacks does some things to fix
actions for folder context menus; update the main window title; and do
something strange with
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:
Mostly EQ.Question (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:
None.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
ProjectOpenedHook.projectOpened() on projects.
ProjectOpenedHook.projectClosed() on projects.
Number of open modules.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:
Unknown.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:
Nothing too big.Question (perf-menus): Does your module use dynamically updated context menus, or context-sensitive actions with complicated and slow enablement logic? Answer:
Yes, project-selection- and file-selection-sensitive actions are updated dynamically.Question (perf-spi): How the performance of the plugged in code will be enforced? Answer:
No special provisions.