Over half the participants in the FFJ user test did not realize that a compile
had completed. They did not notice the light lavender message in the main
window's status bar.
Some expected a message to be posted in the Editor's status bar. Several also
wanted a more explicit message (see bug 7727) of the format:
"Completed compile of file <fname> <successfully/with errors>"
Another user suggested putting the compilation status message in the output
window and displaying it whether or not there were errors.
The NetBeans core (that manages the output window) or Java module (that manages
compilers) do not have control over the Editor window. Besides that, if user
selects nodes in the Explorer and says "compile", the message is irrelevant to
sources being edited in the SourceEditor. As for output window/status message,
that's another story.
Can we please discuss the exact messages/behaviour on nbusers/nbui ?
A task for UI?
Linking to a suggested implementation.
please follow the progress of the 'global status indicator' proposal and
discussion on nbui.
changing this to defect as it has been reported in bug 17639.
the status spec has been updated since it's original posting here as well.
*** Issue 17639 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
this seems to be dead and tied to status feedback improvements. closing.