[ BUILD # : 200511171900 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.5.0_03 ]
There have been numerous requests both on nbusers and on the NetCAT list to make the User Tasks module part of the standard NetBeans distribution. This is a mature and very useful module and would be a good "selling point" for NetBeans.
a 5.0 compatible version is now available here:
architecture review started
we need at least 3 reviewers more for "Including
User Tasks and Task List Editor Support in to the standard distribution".
If you would like to help just add firstname.lastname@example.org to cc here:
[I hope it is OK that I repost Jiri's e-Mail here as it only contains
information related to the User Tasks module]
I am writing you in regard to your request to get your "User Tasks" and "Task
List Editor Support" modules into the standard NetBeans distribution. We are
very sorry to inform you that our decision is to not include your modules in the
standard distribution of the NetBeans IDE.
Please accept our apologies for the long lasting uncertainty but your request
was the first of a kind and we were obviously not prepared for such a situation.
Your case however initiated a deep internal discussion that will help us react
in a timely manner to similar requests in the future.
We highly value your effort and enthusiasm but consider both modules to be a
perfect fit for our Stable Update Center. While there are no doubts about high
quality of the features we don't think we can provide the level of services
guaranteed for the standard distribution produced by Sun. These services include
future maintenance, bug fixing, quality assurance, localization, paid customer
I am sure you understand our reasoning. We will be happy to continue to host
your module on the NetBeans Update Center, include mentions of updates in weekly
newsletters, or provide other kinds of advertisement. Finally, let me thank you
very much for all your dedication and support of NetBeans project! We hope you
will continue to be a passionate NetBeans user and provider of the most popular
community developed modules.
Technical Community Manager
with a high probability "User Tasks" will be included in the standard
distribution for 6.0
*** Issue 55914 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Any progress on this?
I've read in the forum that it will be included in 6.9, but it wasn't.
the User Tasks module will probably never be in the standard distribution. After a long back and forth Sun (not Oracle!) refused to include the module. Since then many things happened: I stopped the development, tasklist.netbeans.org was deleted, the code is now in the Mercurial repository. The last stable version is available from plugins.netbeans.org (http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=14435). It should work with 6.9 too.
BTW: this issue should be closed IMHO