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Bug 85263 - WTK: make WTK installation optional
Summary: WTK: make WTK installation optional
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: javame
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other -- (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: issues@mobility
: 114974 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 44035
Blocks: 124047
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Reported: 2006-09-19 19:45 UTC by Lukas Hasik
Modified: 2009-10-01 13:27 UTC (History)
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Description Lukas Hasik 2006-09-19 19:45:08 UTC
Install components selection panel: Why do I have to install WTK when I already
have it installed?
This is quite difficult to manage as there are many potential obstacles.
There's no certain way to find whether WTK is already installed (and installed
correctly). Out-of-the-box experience for novice users must be kept the way it
is - working from installation. It's better to have 1 customer wondering 'Why do
I have to install WTK when I have one already?' than to have 100 asking 'Why
can't I debug/compile/run from the start?'

Suggested fix: Have WTK installation optional during setup.
Comment 1 Lukas Hasik 2007-01-09 14:12:53 UTC
Comment 2 Lukas Hasik 2007-08-30 11:22:48 UTC
might be fixed by NBI installer
Comment 3 ulfzibis 2008-01-28 17:50:56 UTC
*** Issue 114974 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 ulfzibis 2008-01-28 17:54:40 UTC
- Please also give the choice to install WTK in it's preferred location: Program Files\Java\WTKxxx\.
- Please allow usage and/or update of just existing WTK and don't double-install in NetBeans path.
Comment 5 ulfzibis 2008-01-29 13:26:03 UTC
Another reason to have only ONE WTK on the machine in it's preferred location:
The emulators store persistent data e.g. javax.microedition.rms.RecordStore in the workspace of it's WTK.
This will be lost if NetBeans uses it's own WTK.

If each NetBeans version has it's own WTK, the persistent data in the workspace of another version's WTK is not accessible.

Thanks for increasing priority.

Comment 6 ulfzibis 2008-03-03 12:57:58 UTC
Solving this issue would also solve the possible import settings problem described in issue 124047.
Comment 7 ulfzibis 2008-03-17 16:00:36 UTC
Solving this issue would also solve the problems described in issue 129610.