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Bug 109916 - Visual Web Designer with a web project using an"Existing Ant Script"
Summary: Visual Web Designer with a web project using an"Existing Ant Script"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: obsolete
Classification: Unclassified
Component: visualweb (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Peter Zavadsky
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-07-16 22:10 UTC by kidvid
Modified: 2007-12-05 15:57 UTC (History)
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Description kidvid 2007-07-16 22:10:01 UTC
There doesn't seem to be any way to activate the "Create new Visual Web JSF" option, when you set up a NetBeans project
using an "Existing Ant Sript."  There isn't any technical reason why this shouldn't be possible.  If necessary, a guide
could be supplied to assist the user in reconfiguring their own ANT script in order to do a proper compile of the new
Sun Rave JSF pages created using the Visual Web Designer.  However, even if no such guidance was supplied at this option
was treated as a "Do so at the risk that your project might not compile using your ANT script," then I feel that would
be acceptable.

The example web project I made had the SRC folder under the WEB folder, lateral to the JSF and WEB-INF folders.

My opinion is that this is a major usability problem.  When a person who downloads NetBeans for the first time and hooks
it up to their existing ANT-based project, can't use the Visual Web Designer (a major NetBeans feature), then they'll
probably un-install it an go back to Eclipse.  IMHO.
Comment 1 kidvid 2007-12-05 15:57:37 UTC
Please see issue:  108800

Apparently, this feature was added to NetBeans 6 final, but it doesn't work very well and has the ability to corrupt the
user's file system.