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Bug 40360

Summary: Tasklist release notes text (upgrade)
Product: contrib Reporter: _ pkuzel <pkuzel>
Component: TasklistAssignee: John Jullion-ceccarelli <johnjullion>
Severity: blocker CC: arseniy, johnjullion, pkeegan
Priority: P3 Keywords: RELNOTE
Version: 3.x   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: TASK Exception Reporter:

Description _ pkuzel 2004-02-23 09:33:42 UTC
3.5.1 -> 3.6 upgrade is not very smooth if user
downloaded modules from AUC and installed these in
userdir. The root of the poblem is that userdir
content has higher priority than instalation
Comment 1 _ pkuzel 2004-02-23 09:36:52 UTC
Jan Lahoda suggests:

Summary: The NB3.5.1 tasklist modules are incompatible with NB3.6.

This is a proposal for a release notes entry.

The tasklist modules were not a part of the NB3.5.1 distribution, and
the users might download it from the autoupdate center.

In the NB3.6, some of the tasklist modules are part of the distribution.

During the upgrade from the NB3.5 with tasklist modules to NB3.6, some
problems may occur:

1. If the user uses the upgrade wizard for the upgrade, the old
modules from NB3.5 are not copied in to new user directory. The user
is/will be able to install updated modules from the autoupdate center
(meaning modules that are not part of the distribution).

2. If the user simply runs the NB3.6 over the user directory with
tasklist modules from NB3.5, the 3.5 modules simply hide the 3.6
modules, and so only the NB3.5.1 modules are visible to the user.
(The user cannot use the NB3.6 functionality.)

I am not sure whether the user should be warned about case (1), but I
think he/she should be warned about case (2).

The recommended solution to the case (2) is to manually remove all
NB3.5 tasklist modules from the NB3.6 user directory, and therefore
modifing this to the case (1).

Full list of the tasklist modules (it is possible that some of these
modules are not installed):


I'm adding a note that selected userdir can be upgraded using Auto
Update wizard.
Comment 2 Jan Lahoda 2004-02-26 09:05:39 UTC
In the spirit of Petr's comment, I suggest to correct my proposal by
removing paragraph:
The recommended solution to the case (2) is to manually remove all
NB3.5 tasklist modules from the NB3.6 user directory, and therefore
modifing this to the case (1).

and replacing it with:

The recommended solution to the case (2) is upgrade the modules using
the Autoupdate Center.
Comment 3 Jan Lahoda 2004-03-03 15:50:26 UTC
Well, this should probably be a TASK.
Comment 4 Patrick Keegan 2004-03-03 20:35:45 UTC
Does it make sense for users in any case to run the IDE on the
previous userdir? Should we ever recommend this?
Comment 5 _ pkuzel 2004-03-04 09:07:36 UTC
Sure, userdir contains our settings. You can emulate several profiles.
Comment 6 Patrick Keegan 2004-03-04 15:17:54 UTC
Proposed relnote:

The To Do Tasks Scanning module, which is part of the Task List set of
modules, is now part of the standard distribution. If you installed
this module in your previous version of the IDE and you specify your
old user directory as the user directory for NetBeans IDE 3.6, the IDE
will use the old versions of module. You can update the module to the
3.6 version by using the Update Center.
Comment 7 _ pkuzel 2004-03-04 15:39:23 UTC
Settings import wizard fixes this. But the wizard it called only for
one (default) userdir. Problem then applies to non-default userdirs. 
Comment 8 Patrick Keegan 2004-03-19 15:52:19 UTC
marking task as finished, since relnotes have been updated