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Bug 52936 - Need a way to add dependent project to a free-form project
Summary: Need a way to add dependent project to a free-form project
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Freeform (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
Depends on: 52935
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Reported: 2005-01-05 01:01 UTC by Paul Byrne
Modified: 2010-01-11 04:28 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Paul Byrne 2005-01-05 01:01:29 UTC
There is currently no way to add a project as a
dependent project of a free-form project. The
project properties for a free-form project do not
include a "Compiling Sources" field in the left panel.

Without this feature, we need to add the source
directories and JAR files manually to each
separate free-form project. This is very
inconvenient for projects that have multiple
source directories and multiple JAR files.
Comment 1 Paul Byrne 2005-01-05 01:04:06 UTC
This feature request is also related to Issue 52935 and will need that
issue to be fixed before it is really useful.

Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2005-01-05 02:06:44 UTC
If a freeform project includes in its classpath items which are known
to be outputs of other projects, they will be considered subprojects
for purposes of "Open Required Projects" in the GUI. The rest is up to
your build script. I don't know what you think you're missing.
Comment 3 kcr 2005-01-05 16:09:48 UTC
What we are missing is a way to specify a free-form project as a
dependent project of another free-form project without needing to add
all of the output JAR files and source directories of that project by
hand. Our Java 3D project, for example, produces two jar files and has
three source directories. I don't want to have to manually add those
five directories/JAR files from that project to each free-form test
project that uses Java 3D. Since NetBeans already has the information,
I should just be able to add it by pointing to the Java 3D project.
Comment 4 kcr 2005-01-05 18:48:29 UTC
When I manually add the JARs and source directories for dependent
free-form projects with more than one output JAR file, NetBeans does
not seem to consider this is a dependent project (at least not for the
purposes of "Open Required Projects").
Comment 5 ehucka 2005-03-16 08:50:27 UTC
old tagret milestone, please re-evaluate
Comment 6 Paul Byrne 2005-06-07 19:13:27 UTC
We would like this fixed in 4.2
Comment 7 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2010-01-11 04:28:34 UTC
Changing the default component owner to tzezula.