Setup OpenJDK Netbeans project - Please help!

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at Sun.COM
Mon Mar 23 14:10:07 UTC 2009

Ulf Zibis wrote:
> :
> Thanks Alan.
> I hesitated to post to nb-projects-dev at, because there 
> was no traffic since August 2008. But I'll give it a try.
> The error annotations in NetBeans for JConsole project, I guess, are 
> result of a NB bug, because the build runs without error.
AFAIK, there are two compilers in NetBeans. A "standard" javac that is 
used for the full builds and a patched version that runs while you edit. 
If I understand your screenshot then your issue is with the latter. 
Someone more familiar with the environment may know how to configure it 
and  I'm sure someone on nb-projects-dev will be able to help.

> The hg support from NetBeans didn't work, because the local .hg 
> repository wasn't existent, so I created it by "Create Repository". 
> After this, I think, I should commit the WC into it, but I hesitate, 
> because I don't want to have an additional 250 MB copy of the whole 
> jdk on my harddisk. I have to be economic with diskspace. I would be 
> happy, if there would be a way, only to push the parts in the 
> repository which I'm working on. Do you have some hint, how to solve 
> this problem? Does it work, if I only commit the folder, which I'm 
> working on?
> I also did a clone of This clone 
> only contained some few make files, so I don't know what to do with it.
OpenJDK uses the forest extension so to get all the repositories you 
need to "fclone" jdk7/jdk7 (not "clone"). However, if disk space is a 
problem and it sounds like you are only interested in the jdk repository 
then you could clone jdk7/jdk7/jdk. You might want to read through the 
developers guide to get familiar with the trees in the forest. Once you 
have a clone then you shouldn't need to "Create Repository" (which I 
assume is the GUI equivalent of "hg init"). I don't know if it possible 
to work with partial repositories but Mercurial seems to be very 
efficient in storage terms.


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