Describe architecture of startup launcher by
Arch Questions as described at
As we are short on time and I have reported that as late, I am ready
to try it. I'll be here tomorrow, Jesse, if you are not able to handle
it, reassign to me.
I have created core/arch/build.xml with a target launcher.
No problem, I should be able to do it today (my timezone, that is).
That is excelent. We still miss compiler and explorer which I will
have to provide in some way, so thanks. Btw. maybe the NetBeans Arch
Questions are not well suited for this component, they better fit for
modules. AFAIK Important things are command line options, location of
different files and environment variables.
Oops, did not mention any commandline options.
I have provided support for "groups" of APIs and I think you could use
it in launcher to have a groups "env", "winreg", etc.
As I do not know the right group names, I leave it up to you. Please
add the names into nbbuild/**/Arch.dtd and use it in arch-*.xml as
<api group="env" ... />
Actually I don't know so much about the launcher any more, after the
new layout changes... if there is more left to write probably you are
I've changed the launcher a bit and updated the documentation to talk
about var/imported and -Dnetbeans.importclass. It still mixes, all
properties, winregistry values, etc. in one table, but I guess it does
not matter much if everything is documented and it seems to be.