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
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.
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.
CCing Ales to think about the autoupdate notice.
It is a request for Robert Novak to add it to the update list.
I suggest to close as wont fix for licensing reasons and fact that
JDK1.4 contains built-in support for mouse wheel.
Agreed. JDK 1.4 is the preferred platform for NetBeans now. This issue
is a year and a half old.