Some indexers like for example FileIndexer need to index all files in a project. This is currently not possible, because
indexing is based on classpath roots registered in GlobalPathRegistry. Typically projects contain source roots inside
the project folder (eg. src, test, web, etc folders), but they may contain additional files outside of these roots and
these files are basically invisible to indexers. While for most indexers this is a desirable behavior for some others
this is a problem.
A proper fix for issue 162144 depends on this issue. For now we added some implementation for the cases when files are
not present in the index.
This ability would also be useful for addressing issue 158261 - performance of finding the hibernate config file.
trying several days IDE with new impl of Go To File I can say:
it is a very pity to loose navigation into test data files (our test files are not *.java, but *.cpp/h/cc files) which I
had before in 6.5.
Is it really impossible to fix that regression in 6.7?
Go To File should work after the fix of 162144(integrated on 04/15). Could you please check with some recent build and
report problems if any ?
great! now IDE again finds my test data files :-)
BTW, is this enhancement considered for 6.8?
*** Bug 178875 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Not a defect, it's request for feature.
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.
Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss