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Bug 76334 - Support design-time vs. run-time versions of libraries
Summary: Support design-time vs. run-time versions of libraries
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Project (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P4 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-13 17:09 UTC by _ tboudreau
Modified: 2011-08-31 14:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description _ tboudreau 2006-05-13 17:09:17 UTC
Anyone distributing JavaBeans as a library (as with ) is likely to 
have a design-time version of their library for work in the IDE, and a stripped down one without property 
editors for end users of the library to deploy.  Currently there is no way to have the build script bundle a 
different version of a library for deployment than the one the IDE uses.

Not sure where to file this as we don't have a "libraries" category for the java module (shouldn't we?).

Anyway, if we're revamping library support for 6.0, this is a requirement to keep in mind.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2006-05-13 17:48:13 UTC
Are there really enough people doing this to make it worthwhile? I would suggest
this be closed as WONTFIX for now, but create a wiki FAQ entry explaining how to
modify your build.xml to do it when you need to.

BTW Java libraries are covered under java/platform but this is more a request
for j2seproject to handle such a special packaging step. In fact j2seproject
doesn't currently bundle libs at all so enhancing its future hypothetical
bundling logic is not a priority.
Comment 2 mgrev 2006-05-13 22:38:10 UTC
Our MiG Calendar component would benefit from such a feature. Our "bean
property" version is 1.3 MB and our distributable jar is 0.6MB so there are a
lot to gain. 

Simplicity for the users is the keyword here. To me it looks like a very simple
thing to add, but I might be wrong about that.

Mikael Grev
Comment 3 _ tboudreau 2006-05-15 02:15:21 UTC
If we want to encourage Swing components to be distributed via NetBeans plug-
ins, well, two versions of the library is the way Swing developers are advised 
to do it.
Comment 4 Jesse Glick 2009-07-07 20:59:30 UTC
Not much of a priority, I think.