The center image in the welcome screen has a (colorful) background image and the images 'NetBeansIDE' and '6.8' on top. These images cannot no longer be branded, as far as I can see.
We used to use branding to change the center image to an image wit our product name and product version but this no longer works in 6.8. The logo image is also now a hyperlink that (as far as I can see) is a hard-coded link to NetBeans. This needs to be brandable as well.
Localization is using the same technique as branding so I guess these issues apply to localization as well (if anyone wants to localize the link for instance).
We would like this fixed as a patch to 6.8 as we will base our product (Sun Studio) on NB 6.8 + patches.
fixed in core-main 7b8255c41105
the bundle id for top logo url is "URL_TopBarLogo"
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201001150201* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: S. Aubrecht <email@example.com>
Log: #179204 - make top logo & url brandable
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 201001190201)
Java: 1.6.0_17; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 14.3-b01-101
System: Mac OS X version 10.6.2 running on x86_64; MacRoman; en_US (nb)
making verified, but not sure wether extracting path to logo png to Constats.java is ok for you. feel free to reopen.
Fix is not yet in release68_fixes. What's the status on this?
current status is, that it has not been backported yet.
would you please attach branding/localization jar file you used for verification testing?
My past experience as build engineer tells me to be cautious as this patch does not seem to make it to conform my memories about branding&localization procedures. But I can be wrong here.
To be on safe harbor, I would say you should externalize the string with image identifier into Bundle.properties too.
The fix has been ported into the release68_fixes branch.
fix verified. I can now brand the product logo (NetBeans logo) and the URL it links to.
verified in patch2 candidate 20100318