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Bug 46995

Summary: Allow setting more javac options in j2seproject's
Product: java Reporter: afreije <afreije>
Component: ProjectAssignee: Tomas Zezula <tzezula>
Status: CLOSED FIXED    
Severity: blocker CC: dkonecny, jglick
Priority: P3    
Version: 4.x   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Exception Reporter:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 41537, 47806    

Description afreije 2004-08-08 15:06:26 UTC
With a J2SE project, there's no way to specify
extra javac options. Especially setting 
-Xlint:unchecked should be possible, but probably
other options should be made possible as well.
The tab Project Properties/Build/Compiling Sources
seems to be the proper location for setting these
options, since the -g and -deprecation are
controlled there as well.
If not to be controlled by the UI, then at least
manual modifications to should
be supported, e.g. with the javac.options property
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2004-08-09 16:16:34 UTC
Desirable though not clear if it will be straightforward with Ant to
add arbitrary options from a single property (or set of properties).
Probably <compilerarg line="..."/> will work.

In the meantime, can override -init-macrodef-javac in build.xml to the
same effect.

See also #43395 for -Xlint:unchecked specifically.
Comment 2 afreije 2004-08-09 19:33:43 UTC
The tip from #43395 works like a charm. 
Though I would not recommend to let a new netBeans user to poke around
in build.xml, it would require knowledge of both XML and Ant.
Although generics are somewhat more advanced language features, any
programmer that uses the java.util from JDK 1.5 will run into the Note
sooner or later. A generics newbee should see the warnings, an
advanced programmer can turn them off and will settle for the Note. 
Comment 3 Jesse Glick 2004-08-09 23:23:30 UTC
Yes, generally agreed. I think too late to change for 4.0 due to
feature freeze but will try to do it for 4.1, along with a general
expansion of the things that are configurable in the GUI for
Comment 4 Jesse Glick 2004-08-24 15:30:41 UTC
*** Issue 43395 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 David Konecny 2004-08-25 14:05:57 UTC
I added new property "javac.compilerarg" which can hold these optional
arguments. Empty property with description comment is generated to

You do not have to override the target in build-impl.xml anymore and
can instead just set this property.

Changed files:
new revision: 1.15; previous revision: 1.14
new revision: 1.26; previous revision: 1.25
new revision: 1.32; previous revision: 1.31
Comment 6 David Konecny 2004-08-25 16:42:00 UTC
Sorry, one more change: I renamed "javac.compilerarg" to
"javac.compilerargs" to make it consistent with other properties.
Comment 7 Jesse Glick 2004-08-25 19:28:54 UTC
*** Issue 47904 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 Tomas Zezula 2004-08-26 22:09:31 UTC
Checking in
new revision: 1.33; previous revision: 1.32
Checking in
 <--  CustomizerCompile.form
new revision: 1.8; previous revision: 1.7
Checking in
new revision: 1.11; previous revision: 1.10
Checking in
new revision: 1.24; previous revision: 1.23
Comment 9 Tomas Zezula 2004-08-26 22:19:55 UTC
*** Issue 46284 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 David Konecny 2004-08-30 10:45:56 UTC
*** Issue 48127 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 Jesse Glick 2004-08-30 22:39:25 UTC
*** Issue 48176 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 Milan Kubec 2004-09-01 10:37:24 UTC
Verified in custom 20040901.