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Bug 120931 - No feedback when Exception occurs on startup
No feedback when Exception occurs on startup
Status: NEW
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other --
All Windows XP
: P3 (vote)
Assigned To: issues@platform
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-11-02 09:52 UTC by bmilcke
Modified: 2009-01-06 14:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description bmilcke 2007-11-02 09:52:30 UTC
This is not exactly an installer problem but a "startup"-problem (didn't find anything matching better.)

1. I installed Netbeans 5.5.1 on a Windows 2003 Server-machine as Administrator
2. logged in as normal user
3. Double-click on the Netbeans icon
=> nothinh happens (apart from about 3 seconds of an hourglass cursor)
=> %UserProfile%\.netbeans\5.5.1\var\log\messages.log does not contain anything enlightening

It took me some time to find out:
1. Start nb.exe instead of netbeans.exe in a shell -> you get an Exception message from Java
Reason was a file in %UserProfile% that requested an AccessBridge which was not available in
the JDK that I chose for usage together with netbeans.

Suggestion: Bring up some message box when startup fails, maybe with a hint to look into the messages.log file, and put
the exception message into the log-file.
Comment 1 dlipin 2007-11-02 10:02:10 UTC
reassigning to core where the netbeans launcher lives.

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