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Bug 15206

Summary: Module to support the Mouse wheel should ship with the IDE.
Product: www Reporter: Milo Simpson <msimpson>
Component: Builds & RepositoriesAssignee: rnovak <rnovak>
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX QA Contact: nbbuild-issues <nbbuild-issues.netbeans.org>
Priority: P3 CC: akemr, rkubacki
Version: 3.x   
Target Milestone: 3.x   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows ME/2000   
Whiteboard:
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Exception Report:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 33098    

Description Milo Simpson 2001-09-07 05:08:44 UTC
There is a module on sourceforge that enables the mouse wheel in windows.  
Package that with the IDE.  Not having the mouse wheel work in windows is a 
significant usability liability, imho.

see Issue 15112
the module is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nbmousewheel
Comment 1 _ rkubacki 2001-09-07 07:45:57 UTC
It is impossible due to license restriction - it is GPL'ed now. Also
it requires native code and the module is only for Windows users. Last
but not least is the fact that JDK 1.4 will have this ability by
default. So I vote for closing as WONTFIX. Why is it assigned to Jesse?

I suggest it would be better to write XML file for autoupdate and
configure NetBeans to know about this.
Comment 2 Milo Simpson 2001-09-07 08:33:36 UTC
It got assigned to Jesse because his email is attached to 
the "modules" Subcomponent.  Is that bad?

So I understand the licencing issues now, but its still a big 
usability hit, especially on a laptop.  My officemate still uses 
<http://www.jcreator.com/>jCreator</a> even though it doesn't have 
the JPDA debugging integration that NetBeans does.

If you could get the wheel module to show up in the auto-update that 
would be great.

Comment 3 Jan Zajicek 2001-09-07 15:18:40 UTC
CCing Ales to think about the autoupdate notice.
Comment 4 Jesse Glick 2001-09-07 15:49:21 UTC
It is a request for Robert Novak to add it to the update list.
Comment 5 _ rkubacki 2003-04-22 08:06:54 UTC
I suggest to close as wont fix for licensing reasons and fact that
JDK1.4 contains built-in support for mouse wheel.
Comment 6 Jesse Glick 2003-04-22 18:31:08 UTC
Agreed. JDK 1.4 is the preferred platform for NetBeans now. This issue
is a year and a half old.
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