NetBeans provides plenty of interesting modules (to reuse). But some interesting modules are only part of bigger ones.
Ex: AFAIK the 'diff' module is part of 'ide' (virtual) module, and I can't get 'diff' module without getting bigger
'ide' module too (at least from the plugin center).
I just want to be able to get 'diff' module (through update plugin center) without getting 'ide' module too.
(a) Is it currently possible ?
Or, (b) just as I think, the 'diff' module has to be put/coded outside 'ide' module first ?
If 'diff' module has first to be put outside 'ide' module to be used as a "standalone", is it possible to do so ?
My demand corresponds to "module vision", I have, to do more easily some module reuses in order to build a toolbox
platform on top of NetBeans. See my post: http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/the_netbeans_missing_distributions
PS : IMHO, it would be interesting (for reuse purposes - see my post) to put all file-related modules outside the 'ide'
module, but inside a (new) 'file' module. And just to keep into 'ide' module the editing-related modules.
Is this issue really necessary? Geertjan describes in  how easy it is to use the diff api (there are not so much modules needed).
i think what user wanted was to get rid of needless dependencies on other modules from the ide cluster so NB platform applications can use the diff API without unwanted dependency on e.g. Projects API.