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Bug 34513 - Desire easier way to set default execution type
Summary: Desire easier way to set default execution type
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 49636
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Project (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jesse Glick
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-06-20 16:50 UTC by mclaassen
Modified: 2004-11-12 23:39 UTC (History)
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Description mclaassen 2003-06-20 16:50:48 UTC
Our product is a client/server application.  In testing, 
we use different execution types to quickly choose between 
different servers that we want to test on.  

Looking at IDEA, one thing we noticed was that the 
execution type was specified in a combo box on the 
toolbar.  We decided not to use IDEA for several reasons, 
but that one feature has stuck with me.  As I frequently  
navigate the options to set the default execution type in 
netbeans, I think of how nice this feature would be to 

It is possible the execution type is not a common thing to 
change for most people, but the fact that IDEA had it 
makes me think that others might benefit from this as well.
Comment 1 David Konecny 2003-06-23 12:43:41 UTC
This will be handled by new projects. There is a concept of project
execution profiles (my terminology might not be correct) and you
should be able to easily choose from list of available ones. See
projects UI spec
(however I do not know how uptodate the doc is).

Moving issue to Java module.
Comment 2 Vitezslav Stejskal 2003-06-23 13:06:49 UTC
Yes, new projects implementation will cover this RFE.
Comment 3 mclaassen 2003-06-26 16:19:07 UTC
While this is being considered, how about an easy way to 
execute the project via the project main class.  I rarely 
use the execution button on the toolbar since I need to 
select the file in the editor or explorer first anyway.  

I do have other executable files in my project that I run 
from time to time, bug when I do I just find them in the 
explorer and use the right-click menu or just hit F6.  To 
run the main class, I scroll to the top of the explorer 
and select the project node and hit F6.

I would recommend leaving the current functionality 
unchanged, but just adding another option that would 
always execute the project main class.
Comment 4 Jan Pokorsky 2003-11-27 14:53:53 UTC
Removed PROJECTS keyword since the projects prototype has been
canceled. For more details see
Comment 5 Jesse Glick 2004-11-12 23:39:54 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 49636 ***