The cache of info about classes is located in netbeans preference folder, in
It contains many old data (For one classe, several .sig files). Also, it contains data for unused projects.
We should be able to clean this easily, or to define an alternate location (temporary folder).
Or, other solution, when we clean a project/subprojects, all related data should be cleaned from this cache (which is
not the case). This solution is simpler and transparent for the user.
*** Issue 121566 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
you can change the location of the whole userdir using switch --userdir when you start nb ..
see FAQ http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqAlternateUserdir
cleaning cache via GUI => reassign to project for evaluation
Probably core wide issue.
oh yes, define alternate location for cache is the best solution for me too.
we have MS Small-Business-Server with user-profiles that will be saved on server.
my NB-user-dir is now more than 300MB, my limit on server-profile is 500mb.
to clean cache befor every logout is very stressful.
best solution is to have the option to set other location for cache (maybe: %TEMP%),
because my NB-settings must be saved on my server profile, but cache must only stay on local-pc.
Could this be reconsidered for NetBeans 7.0 please?
+1 to per-project cleanup - that's the best option from my POV.
It will be nice to add a variable to specify the cache location. I have a computer with 8 GB RAM and I want to mount a folder to RAM (tmpfs) and then use that folder for NetBeans cache.
If I use --userdir then I will loose all the settings on a restart.
Already fixed in NetBeans 7.1. Just use --cachedir to separate your cache on desired location.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 57798 ***