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Bug 42533 - Run menu contains items which do not run anything
Summary: Run menu contains items which do not run anything
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: jrojcek
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Blocks: 41535
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Reported: 2004-04-27 17:49 UTC by _ lcincura
Modified: 2006-03-24 09:53 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description _ lcincura 2004-04-27 17:49:53 UTC
Run menu has only 2 actions for running project
(Run Main Project and Run Other) and the rest are
actions belonging to debugger functionality. These
do not have very much common to running project.
The menu should be splittet into Run menu and
Debug menu similar to NB3.6, or the run actions
should be moved to Build menu.
Comment 1 Jan Jancura 2004-04-28 08:27:38 UTC
Not a bug
see UI spec:
Comment 2 Milan Kubec 2004-04-28 10:25:25 UTC
Sorry, I don't agree with your resolution. UI Spec is not a holy bible
to be followed. If there is a concern about UI Spec correctness (in
this case it's valid concern) it is supposed to be discussed and
possibly explained.
Comment 3 Petr Hrebejk 2004-04-28 10:59:13 UTC
Hanz is right. It follows the ui spec. If you have requests for new
menus file a Feature or Enhancement against project UI, make Jano
owner of the issue and be prepared to have it rejected anyway.
Comment 4 _ lcincura 2004-04-28 13:08:48 UTC
I require analyse of the problem from UI responsible.
Comment 5 Petr Hrebejk 2004-04-28 13:25:03 UTC
It seems you still don't get it. It already was reviewed by UI
resposible person as it was designed by UI responsible person.
Comment 6 Jan Chalupa 2004-04-28 16:16:02 UTC
I'd agree that specs should be followed, but I'd also add that specs
should be updated when there are good reasons for that. And I must say
that it also took me a while to figure out that "New breakpoint..."
and "New Watch..." can be found in the "Run" menu. Still didn't get
used to it completely.
Comment 7 Jesse Glick 2004-04-28 19:17:52 UTC
Agreed, the spec is strange on this point and it should be
reconsidered. Reintroducing the Debug menu is one option, but there
may be better options.
Comment 8 jrojcek 2004-05-04 13:03:01 UTC
Yes, we will reconsider that. 

Btw, please note that Run menu containing the debugging actions is sort of standard in 
other Java IDEs.
Comment 9 Jesse Glick 2004-06-15 13:11:50 UTC
Status of this? Will the Debug menu be readded?
Comment 10 jrojcek 2004-06-15 16:28:02 UTC
Keep it as it is for now. As I said, the Run menu containing the debug actions is a standard 
in other IDEs. We have some issues with the "Run Other" submenu, but we should to wait 
for user feedback first.
Comment 11 _ lcincura 2004-08-09 18:48:29 UTC
No fix, nothing to verify :-)