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Bug 69439 - [50cat] include User Tasks in the standard distro
Summary: [50cat] include User Tasks in the standard distro
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: contrib
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tasklist (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 blocker with 19 votes (vote)
Assignee: tasklist-issues@contrib
: 55914 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 71871
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Reported: 2005-11-28 13:29 UTC by gholmer
Modified: 2010-08-08 19:18 UTC (History)
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Description gholmer 2005-11-28 13:29:34 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200511171900 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.5.0_03 ]

There have been numerous requests both on nbusers and on the NetCAT list to make the User Tasks module part of the standard NetBeans distribution. This is a mature and very useful module and would be a good "selling point" for NetBeans.
Comment 1 Tim Lebedkov 2006-01-15 20:41:55 UTC
for details. 
Comment 2 Tim Lebedkov 2006-01-17 22:35:20 UTC
a 5.0 compatible version is now available here: 
Comment 3 Tim Lebedkov 2006-01-25 18:55:42 UTC
architecture review started 
Comment 4 Tim Lebedkov 2006-01-31 19:02:18 UTC
we need at least 3 reviewers more for "Including 
User Tasks and Task List Editor Support in to the standard distribution". 
If you would like to help just add to cc here: 
Thank You 
Comment 5 Tim Lebedkov 2007-03-30 20:41:37 UTC
[I hope it is OK that I repost Jiri's e-Mail here as it only contains
information related to the User Tasks module]

Hello Tim,

  I am writing you in regard to your request to get your "User Tasks" and "Task
List Editor Support" modules into the standard NetBeans distribution. We are
very sorry to inform you that our decision is to not include your modules in the
standard distribution of the NetBeans IDE.

  Please accept our apologies for the long lasting uncertainty but your request
was the first of a kind and we were obviously not prepared for such a situation.
Your case however initiated a deep internal discussion that will help us react
in a timely manner to similar requests in the future.

  We highly value your effort and enthusiasm but consider both modules to be a
perfect fit for our Stable Update Center. While there are no doubts about high
quality of the features we don't think we can provide the level of services
guaranteed for the standard distribution produced by Sun. These services include
future maintenance, bug fixing, quality assurance, localization, paid customer
support, etc.

  I am sure you understand our reasoning. We will be happy to continue to host
your module on the NetBeans Update Center, include mentions of updates in weekly
newsletters, or provide other kinds of advertisement. Finally, let me thank you
very much for all your dedication and support of NetBeans project! We hope you
will continue to be a passionate NetBeans user and provider of the most popular
community developed modules.

Best regards,

Jiri Kovalsky
Technical Community Manager 
Comment 6 Tim Lebedkov 2007-04-06 12:01:47 UTC
Good news!

with a high probability "User Tasks" will be included in the standard
distribution for 6.0

Comment 7 gholmer 2008-01-01 12:05:58 UTC
*** Issue 55914 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 _ proxity 2010-06-16 14:52:20 UTC
Any progress on this?
I've read in the forum that it will be included in 6.9, but it wasn't.
Comment 9 Tim Lebedkov 2010-08-08 19:18:36 UTC
Hello _proxity,

the User Tasks module will probably never be in the standard distribution. After a long back and forth Sun (not Oracle!) refused to include the module. Since then many things happened: I stopped the development, was deleted, the code is now in the Mercurial repository. The last stable version is available from ( It should work with 6.9 too.

BTW: this issue should be closed IMHO