Introduce a way for easy cleaning cache directory from UI.
* An noticeable amount of issues which are not product bugs
(e.g. broken cache state after some external modifications)
can be solved with cleaning an IDE's cache directory.
* A developer usually asks a user to try to reproduce his/her problem
with clean cache directory when investigating a bug.
It helps to understand how the cache state is affecting the problem.
Why it's better than manual erasing:
The cache can be cleaned up manually via command line / file explorer.
The cache path is different for Windows/Unix/Solaris, Dev/Release build.
Despite the fact that cleaning up cache directory is not daily process
it has no convenient way to be done from IDE.
This is a very important fix required by Oracle Developer Studio. So it should be done ASAP. Upgrading to P2.
fixed, change set:
Integrated into 'main-silver', will be available in build *201609150002* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Alexander Simon <email@example.com>
Log: fixed Bug #268018 Introduce IDE action "Clean C/C++ cache and restart IDE"