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Bug 94286 - project libraries
Summary: project libraries
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 44035
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P1 blocker with 3 votes (vote)
Assignee: issues@ide
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-03 20:44 UTC by mariso
Modified: 2007-11-13 21:18 UTC (History)
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Description mariso 2007-02-03 20:44:49 UTC
I would like NetBeans to have not just global libraries, but also libraries that
would be local to a project. Those libraries should have been defined in project
configuration file and it should be possible to use relative paths in library

This feature would be great for team development, because library definitions
would be in source control system, thus eleminating the need to define each
library for each developer. Otherwise it's necessary to maintain some
documentation about what JARs each library should have, so developers can
recreate library definitions every time they need. Project libraries would be a
great relief,
Comment 1 wobster 2007-11-13 14:33:19 UTC
The issue of the lack of project-based libraries has come up a number of times on the development and netcat mailing
lists as a real shortcoming in NetBeans. It makes it very difficult to share projects with others and to use different
computers (home and work) that may not be configured identically. The only way to encapsulate the project now is to not
use libraries, but jars only. Unfortunately, you can't associate source code with a jar which makes it difficult
navigate to the source code within the IDE.
Comment 2 _ wadechandler 2007-11-13 21:18:56 UTC
This issue has already been started and some work has been done. Please see Issue 44035. I'm closing this one as a

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 44035 ***