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Bug 19612 - Unable to launch web browser when program is check stopped
Summary: Unable to launch web browser when program is check stopped
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Extbrowser (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC Windows ME/2000
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: _ rkubacki
Depends on: 21375
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Reported: 2002-01-19 22:49 UTC by Phil Sager
Modified: 2009-11-07 13:32 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Phil Sager 2002-01-19 22:49:41 UTC
When I am debugging a program and need to check java api I first have to 
restart. The external web browser (IE6) will not start when the IDE is check 
Comment 1 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-20 21:22:43 UTC
Re-assigning to the correct component.
Comment 2 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-20 21:24:42 UTC
...and setting appropriate properties.
Comment 3 brinkley 2002-01-21 13:19:39 UTC
Will not be able to fix in 3.3.1
Comment 4 Jan Jancura 2002-01-21 20:16:57 UTC
How to reproduce:
1) start debugging examples.ted.Ted
2) add breakpoint on line 142
3) select Help / About in Ted application
/ debugger should stop on line 142
4) NetBeans menu / Help / NetBeans Open Source...
/ IE page is not opened imidiatelly. Its opened after debugger is 

Workarround exist - decreasing to P3.
set different default HTML browser
menu Tools / Options / IDE Configuration / System / System Settings / 
WEB Browser - set Swing HTML ... for example.
Comment 5 Jan Jancura 2002-01-21 20:23:00 UTC
Bug is not in debugger implementation. May be Windows DDE?!?
Comment 6 eadams 2002-01-22 10:45:40 UTC
Waiver Approved.

Do we understand why there is an interaction between the 
debugger and the external process?  Seems odd to me.
Comment 7 iformanek 2002-01-22 15:12:01 UTC
Waiver approved
Comment 8 Jan Chalupa 2002-01-22 15:21:25 UTC
Waiver approved by QA.
Comment 9 Phil Sager 2002-01-23 02:23:45 UTC
Yes but the internal simple browser based on swing is soooo slow, and 
the font is soooo small...(whine)
Comment 10 _ rkubacki 2002-02-08 13:30:49 UTC
Can you check whether the browser is invoked if you stop the debugger.
There is really some problem with DDE vs. debugger interaction. 
Comment 11 _ rkubacki 2002-02-22 16:42:46 UTC
Browser is not opened because stopped 'ATW Windows' thread in debugged
application blocks some processing in Windows. So the workaround is to
resume this thread in debugged application (or simply continue execution).
Comment 12 _ rkubacki 2002-05-30 12:28:44 UTC
See the bug 21375. Either we need architectural change in extbrowser
(replace DDE with something completly different) or fix in JDK.