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Bug 203932 - An editor for default settings (etc/netbeans.conf)
Summary: An editor for default settings (etc/netbeans.conf)
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Options&Settings (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1
Hardware: Macintosh All
: P3 normal with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Theofanis Oikonomou
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-19 02:19 UTC by dbell
Modified: 2013-02-07 13:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description dbell 2011-10-19 02:19:37 UTC
[ BUILD # : 201110140600 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.26 ]

It would be great if the IDE had a graphical editor for the default settings in
${netbeans}/etc/netbeans.conf. Ideally the editor could make, e.g., performance
related suggestions from, e.g.
Comment 1 ceklock 2012-11-06 22:02:26 UTC
I agree.

I always change "-J-client" for "-J-server -J-XX:+TieredCompilation". You must have updated server JVM to use these options.
Comment 2 Theofanis Oikonomou 2013-02-07 13:55:42 UTC
Well currently you can open the netbeans.conf file in the IDE and edit it or even better edit it before starting the IDE. Why should this functionality be inside the options window? What will happen when one changes some configuration option and saves the file? Should the IDE restart? If the user does not have write privileges in the install directory? I think this is too much work for something that the average user does not need. Thank you