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Bug 19969 - Add CLASSPATH library feature for grouping and categorization
Summary: Add CLASSPATH library feature for grouping and categorization
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unsupported (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC All
: P1 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@java
Depends on: 23798
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Reported: 2002-01-30 20:52 UTC by Dustin Callaway
Modified: 2007-09-26 09:14 UTC (History)
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Description Dustin Callaway 2002-01-30 20:52:22 UTC
The current manner in which directories and JAR files are added to the NetBeans 
CLASSPATH can become a bit cluttered. That is, if there are 5 JAR files that 
are required for my application server plus 3 JAR files required by my database 
plus 4 JAR files required by my application, I will have a list of 12 JAR files 
in my list of mounted directories. I would like to propose adding the option of 
creating a collection or "Library" out of the JAR files and directories that 
must be included in the CLASSPATH. In this way, I could create an "App Server" 
library that included the 5 JAR files, a "Database" library that included 3 JAR 
files, and an "Application" library that included 4 JAR files. The list of 
mounted directories then would only show these three libraries rather than all 
12 JAR files. This "Library" approach provides a simple way to manage and 
categorize all CLASSPATH settings. JBuilder and JDeveloper use this approach.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2002-02-20 11:37:55 UTC
I think this falls under the rubric of future projects support, not a
near-term enhancement.
Comment 2 Svata Dedic 2002-02-20 14:25:30 UTC
You're right Jesse, we've already decided to stole the "library"
concept from JBuilder for the new project system.
Comment 3 Svata Dedic 2002-02-20 14:26:26 UTC
eh. I meant "steal" not "stole"
Comment 4 Jan Becicka 2004-08-10 15:56:18 UTC
Fixed by new ant based build system