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Bug 179178 - Handling projects with unsupported J2EE versions
Summary: Handling projects with unsupported J2EE versions
Alias: None
Product: javaee
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Project (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal (vote)
Assignee: David Konecny
: 177912 180554 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-01-04 05:08 UTC by Martin Schovanek
Modified: 2010-03-29 23:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Exception Reporter:


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Description Martin Schovanek 2010-01-04 05:08:24 UTC
[Nb 6.8 FCS, jdk 1.6]

In case a user is going to open a project with unsupported J2EE version we should display a clear warning that the project's J2EE version is not supported and mark it as broken. Next we can provide link to a page where user find which versions are supported and a how to upgrade his project to a supported version.

Current state is that Nb opens such projects without any warning and user get some strange warning and exceptions during creating Servlets etc.

issue 167963 

This issue is valid for other J2EE project types too.
Comment 1 David Konecny 2010-03-22 04:27:24 UTC
Instead of warning user during project opening I implemented slightly different strategy. I looked at concrete errors reported and provided better error messages and/or prevented user from getting into an exception situation. If web.xml is too old and user tries to for example apply Safe Delete refactoring or create a new Servlet then user is informed that action is not going to work because web.xml has to be upgraded to 2.4 or higher first; or older version of NB has to be used. Please file bugs for any other cases which are not handled this way and I will fix them.
Comment 2 Quality Engineering 2010-03-23 05:10:53 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201003230200* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: David Konecny <>
Log: #179178 -  Handling projects with unsupported J2EE versions
Comment 3 David Konecny 2010-03-26 03:34:02 UTC
*** Bug 177912 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 David Konecny 2010-03-29 23:28:43 UTC
*** Bug 180554 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***