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Bug 94993 - Certain configs not showing in Files window
Summary: Certain configs not showing in Files window
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 42919
Alias: None
Product: utilities
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Properties (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@utilities
: 109542 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-08 17:22 UTC by mclaassen
Modified: 2007-07-16 14:00 UTC (History)
0 users

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description mclaassen 2007-02-08 17:22:24 UTC
Daily build 200702041900

Outside of NB, I created some configs.  There names are:

I can select any of them from the run-configuration combo box (and they work),
but does not show up in the Files window.  I added a
parent directory to the Favorites window, and it doesn't show up there either.

I know it exists, since it shows up just find in the Windows explorer and, as I
stated earlier, it is selectable (and functional) in the run configuration combo

This is not the first time I have noticed this kind of thing.  The first time I
thought it was just a fluke in M6.  Since it is still in the daily I got the
other day, and M7 is approaching, I thought I should report it.
Comment 1 mclaassen 2007-02-08 17:24:54 UTC
I renamed to and it appears in the
Files window after a few seconds.  If I change back to,
it disappears again in a few seconds.
Comment 2 Marian Petras 2007-02-12 15:34:00 UTC
The explanation of this phenomenon is simple - all .properties files named
<something>_<abbr>.properties are bundled together with <something>.properties
and displayed under one node named just <something>.properties. If you expand
that node, you will see the following subnodes representing individual files:

    default language
    MAC - mac

The idea of bundling multiple .properties files together was to make
internationalization/localization more intuitive by bundling related
localization files together. Later we found it was a bad design and a bug was
filed for it - see issue #42919 ("Poor UI of *.properties used for non-I18N
purposes"). It should be changed in the release following NetBeans 6.0.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 42919 ***
Comment 3 Marian Petras 2007-07-16 14:00:35 UTC
*** Issue 109542 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***