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Bug 71389 - NPE during the startup, org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder.addShortcut
NPE during the startup, org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder.addShortcut
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other --
All All
: P2 (vote)
: 5.x
Assigned To: mslama
: I18N
: 71818 72903 73410 73562 73906 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-13 23:18 UTC by aekarahan
Modified: 2008-12-22 23:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT


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Description aekarahan 2006-01-13 23:18:25 UTC
When I start the IDE 5.0 RC1 on both Linux and Windows platform I get the
following: (I run the IDE from unpacked zipped packages, since the binary
installer is buggy (issue 48633)

	at org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder.addShortcut(
	at org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder.readShortcuts(
	at org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder.refresh(
	at org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder.<init>(
	at org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder.initShortcuts(
	at org.netbeans.core.NonGui.initializeMainWindow(
	at org.netbeans.core.startup.Main.start(
[catch] at
Comment 1 Marian Mirilovic 2006-01-19 09:05:08 UTC
please look at this. 
Comment 2 Jan Lahoda 2006-01-19 09:33:06 UTC
Not quite sure why me :-).

Seems that there is something strange in the "Shortcuts" folder. The solution is
1. Find out what is the strange thing in the shortcuts folder (and remove it).
2. Fix the org.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder to handle this situation gracefully
- should be enough to add if (keyStrokes != null) before line 133 (and do some
logging if keyStrokes == null).

Reporter, do you have any additional modules installed? Could you please try to
run NB with "-J-Dorg.netbeans.core.ShortcutsFolder=0" command line switch and
attach full messages.log to this bug? Thanks.
Comment 3 mslama 2006-01-25 11:30:44 UTC
I will take this issue. Problem is actualy with Utilities.stringToKeys which
uses String.toUpperCase().
Comment 4 mslama 2006-01-25 11:31:51 UTC
*** Issue 71818 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 mslama 2006-01-25 12:37:39 UTC
Fixed in main trunk. Use String.toUpperCase(Locale.ENGLISH) in stringToKey and
stringToKeys instead of String.toUpperCase().

new revision: 1.8; previous revision: 1.7
Comment 6 Jesse Glick 2006-01-25 19:19:36 UTC
BTW reporter: if you ever have a weird problem with a Java app that no one else
seems to have, and you are running in Turkish locale, mention that in the bug
report - usually a missing Locale.ENGLISH param in some{Upper,Lower}Case, making code get confused by the Turkish dotted vs.
undotted 'I'.
Comment 7 Marian Mirilovic 2006-02-27 12:56:00 UTC
*** Issue 72903 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 Marian Mirilovic 2006-04-06 08:50:51 UTC
*** Issue 73562 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 Marian Mirilovic 2006-04-06 08:52:03 UTC
*** Issue 73906 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 Marian Mirilovic 2006-04-06 08:56:51 UTC
Probably we can fix this for NB 5.5 as well, what do you think ?
Comment 11 mslama 2006-04-06 09:43:46 UTC
It is simple and low risk fix. If you thing it is worth to fix it in NB 5.5 go
Comment 12 Jesse Glick 2006-04-07 01:04:40 UTC
Also note that the NPE is not thrown after the fix to ShortcutsFolder (1.42)
from issue #74169. However that just prevents the exception; Marek's patch
actually fixes the cause.
Comment 13 Marian Mirilovic 2006-04-18 18:20:25 UTC
*** Issue 73410 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 Marian Mirilovic 2006-04-18 18:21:28 UTC
Ok Marek, please fix this for NB 5.5.
Comment 15 mslama 2006-04-25 16:14:51 UTC
Fixed in branch 'release55':
new revision:; previous revision:

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