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Planning for NetBeans 7.3 (JET Team)

High Level Plan

Plan for previous release

Plan for the next release

Input from the marketing team

Refactoring Plans for 7.3

JavaFX Plans for 7.3


Full text index

(Issue 201682), Find Usages and related refactorings for methods and fields can be made faster - a full text index would be very helpful (Tomas,5)

Remove obsolete code in editor

Issue 102406 Removing the old Syntax (the former version of lexer) - eliminate storage of Syntax.State from line elements. (Mila, 10 days)

Issue 204452 EditorActionRegistration annotation improvements should allow for declarative registration of all editor actions. (Mila, 10 days)

Editor Performance improvements

Annotation Handling Performance

Issue 197747 - Performance improvements of org.netbeans.editor.Annotations and related classes

Misc performance improvements

Issue 187282 (cndreq, API) Allow to exclude embedded langs for source root (Tomas, 5 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Issue 186744 (API) Adding library causes huge I/O load - deleting files on background does not solve the problem, it's already done on background. The rename and clean up in idleIO will work fine. But the idleIO is not an API (even friend API). It's in the MasterFS FileChangeManager. This requires an idleIO to be added at least into the ProvidedExtensions like runPriorityIO. (Tomas, 2 days)

Issue 195814 Improve Go To File performance for non source file. The Go To File has two parts. The first one is handling source files and is provided by parsing.api. This part is reasonably fast (for typical set up < 1s). The second part handles files which are not under source roots (parsing.api does not know about them) and it does file system search. The second part may take minutes. (Tomas, 5 days)

New features

JavaFX 2 Support


Java Project Improvements

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Issue 215628 Provide generic API and UI for solving project metadata problems (Tomas, 5 days)

Issue 123464 Improve UI for resolving broken references (Tomas, 10 days)

Issue 193436 Allow library registration using AnnotationProcessor (Tomas, 2 days)

Issue 174506 Run File for any java file with main methods should accept command line parameters (Tomas, 3 days)

Improve creation of a Java Project From Existing Sources Issue 194533 and Issue 190242. Partially done in NB 6.9, the wizard is now able to find source roots in selected folder but it should do it automatically for base project folder. The base project folder should be accessible from files tab as requested in Issue 194533. (Tomas, 5 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.pngIssue 211786 UI review of the inspect members dialog; see UEXInspectMembersAndHierarchies.

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.pngIssue 211784 UI review of the inspect hierarchy dialog; see UEXInspectMembersAndHierarchies.

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Issue 208241 Select in Projects impl for binary classes in dependencies (Tomas, 3 days)

Issue 197811 Allow to cancel scan of misconfigured project(Tomas, 3 days)

When refactoring the JavaDoc should be refactored as well.

General Infrastructure Improvements

Issue 144579 (cndreq, API) Add support for child nodes to MimeLookup Preferences

Move stable part of java.api.common into regular api (java.project). Currently there in no way how 3rd party project implementors can use the utilities in java.api.common which causes copy paste programming. At least some parts of this module like QuerySupport should be cleaned up and moved to stable API. (Tomas, 5 days)

Remove implementation dependency of java.source on parsing.api. A support friend bridge module has to be created. The parsing.api and java.source will depend on it. (Tomas, 15 days)

Editor Usability Improvements

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Issue 140719 - Save Actions (Mila, 10 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Issue 56401 - Extended Clipboard (Clipboard history) (Mito, 7 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Issue 153728 Provide an action to copy the filename + Path to the clipboard (Jarda, 1 day)

Issue 197522 - Improve support for RTL text (Mila, 10 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.pngIssue 212528 Organize Members (Dusan, 3 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.pngIssue 217161 Customizable bodies of generated methods (Dusan, 10 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.pngIssue 185895 - Code Breadcrumbs (Honza L., 10 days)

Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Issue 118848 Improve Export/Import of selected editor options (Mito, 5 days)

Issue 214770 Better utilize mouse wheel to improve navigation and overall usability, depends on UEX review (??)

Javadoc Improvements

  • Usability improvements as described in UEXJavaDoc.
  • Embedded html editing in javadoc comments


Server Side Queries

To support quick navigation through and exploration of large projects. Possible supported queries:

  • Go to Type/File(/possibly Symbol) (Honza L., Honza B., Tomas, 15)
  • Find Usages through whole project (all known projects), even those not opened in the IDE. (Honza L., Honza B., 20)
  • Prototype downloadable indexes that would eliminate initial scan, infrastructure done in NB 7.1 (Honza L, Tomas).

Code completion productivity

Show most useful completion items at the top - extension of smart (type) code completion. (Dusan, ? days)

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