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Bug 258706 - For a NetBeans based application there should be a possibility not to load modules in order to print help in console.
Summary: For a NetBeans based application there should be a possibility not to load mo...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other -- (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Antonin Nebuzelsky
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-07 14:46 UTC by Vladimir Kvashin
Modified: 2016-04-07 14:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Vladimir Kvashin 2016-04-07 14:46:45 UTC
This considers NetBeans based applications. If user launches MyApp --help, then
splash screen is displayed, module system is loaded, help information is gathered from all providers and printed to console.

So the works relatively long time (in comparison with user expectations) and shows a spash screen.

But we develop an application on NetBeans platform, and we prefer to have a more fast, static way of getting help, without showing splash screen and loading module system - just from the launcher.

The request is to hive such possibility.

The possible solution could be: if there is a etc/help.txt file in installation directory, then MyApp --help just displays this file.

Sure it can be solved via cloning and hacking launcher (on Windows it's written in C/C++). But I don't think it is correct solution.