The Creator 2 IDE is based on NetBeans 4.1 and includes a web project
implementation that is specialized to support a managed application model based
on JSF. The persisted project structure and metadata is compatible with a
NetBeans 4.1 web project however there are certain project extensions and file
artifacts that the Creator IDE utilizes to provide the visual design time user
Simply opening a Creator 2 project in NetBeans 5.5 + Visual Web Pack is
straightforward due to the structural compatibility. However, not all of the
project extensions and file artifacts are currently supported in the Visual Web
Pack. Examples include Data Sources, Portlet projects, and EJB & Web Service
clients. In order to support these extensions, certain enhancements must be made
to the VWP itself with corresponding enhancements to NetBeans.
While Creator 2 project import can be considered it's own feature, this will
spawn several other feature proposals for related areas which will be dealt with
6.0M8 is for importing the project itself. 6.0M9 will be for 'auto-resolve',
1. data source
2. web service
Creator 2 users must migrate to Creator 2 Update 1 before importing their
project into NetBeans 6.
Importing Creator 2 Update 1 Web Application projects that connect to databases
works nearly seamlessly (little or no user action) using Milestone 9 builds.
For Milestone 10, importing the database projects will be completely seamless.
With the exception of supporting Projects that contain Web Services, EJBs or are
Portlet application. Others can comment here.
In M9, importing projects that contain databases isn't completely seamless if
the user doesn't open any pages in the project. In this case the project
doesn't get modeled so dataconnectivity isn't aware of any data sources in the
project. For M10, modeling will be done as a background task, when the project
Done! Minor issues will be handled by the sub-components issues.
This is an umbrella task and there are some sub-tasks to do for M10 (see
I don't think this task should be marked as Resolved.
I misunderstood this purpose of this issue. Please disregard my previous comments