UI Spec for Clustering support will be ready for review by Mar16.
Prototype available by : Mar19.
UI Spec available at http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/view/PluginClusteringSupport
added link to spec. Folks may want to comment here...
PP01: What is the purpose of this feature? It's just for people, who deploy to
the clustered AS? Is there any real usecase, why developer needs to work with
clustered AS? We are trying to minimize time of deployment, redeployment and
debugging. How are influence these times in such case, when the application is
deployed to the clustered environment? Is there any difference during between
development for clustered and non clustered server?
PP02: From the spec it looks like that the ide will not deploy the application
to the cluster automatically. User has to do it "by hand". What happen when the
user redeploy the application? Will be redeployed to the cluster automatically?
I do agree with what Petr Pisl wrote in the previous comment. What I am
generally missing in the spec is the user context. Use cases seem to be a bit
too much tech-oriented - written from the point of view of the server/IDE etc.
Could you please try to explain them from the user's point of view? I mean write
them in the form like 'The user is in the state A and wants to perform
action/task B'? I think that it could help to solve both issues Petr has pointed to.