[73cat] Re: [news] Status Report #5
- From: Petr Cyhelsky <
- Subject: [73cat] Re: [news] Status Report #5
- Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:35:29 +0200
comments are inlined.
Exceptions don't pop up in the IDE in final builds (like 7.2 fcs or
7.2.1) that's why you are unable to report the OOME in this easy way
- if you want to enable the popping of exceptions, it is enough to
ad -ea (enable assertions) to the "command line parameters" section
I have been too busy with my work, sorry.
Has automatic filing of OOMEs been improved in the latest
builds? Because the window never pops up for me. I have switched
to 7.2.1 for a few days.
Can you recommend a good 7.3 build, please?
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Il giorno 23/ott/2012, alle ore 22:49, Jiří Kovalský <
Hello NetCAT team,
can you believe another week is gone? Time flies and it's time
for NetCAT update again!
1. Overall summary
Testing of NetBeans IDE 7.2.1 and its bundles with latest
JDK 6/7 was completed and this update release has been
published yesterday. In trunk the development team is trying
to keep the bug fixing vs. bug income ratio in positive
numbers, which has been successful for already 3 weeks in a
row now! Average total income of bugs is ~48.4 new defects
daily since September 3rd. NetCAT contribution in the past
week was ~10.4 new bugs
daily by 28 participants which
was exactly 1/3 of issues from the NetBeans community. Unlike
the steady bug flow, the activity on the mailing list dropped
to almost 1/2 when 24 participants exchanged ~10 e-mails
every day. Review of tutorials progressed hugely. New NetBeans
bug dashboard was published, new Editor tribe was created and
NetCAT caught another stopper in code completion. Finally, the
NetBeans Governance Board election kicked off. For more
details on the most important topics please read below.
2. Important stuff
- 13 NetCAT participants and 11 NetBeans QE engineers
participated in testing of the first 7.2 update
release. Since no blocker was found we released the
update yesterday. Our acknowledgement to the 13 volunteers
for all the install-extend-upgrade-functionality-uninstall
tests! We will surely recognize it at the end of the
- It's astonishing how review of tutorials became
popular. I was hoping for 70 reviewed tutorials by the 7.3
ETA and after only two weeks the goal is achieved already
by ~69%! =-O
FYI, out of 48 processed docs 7 were not
recommended as compliant with 7.3. I would like to
especially emphasize Yonathan Weldegebriel's and Marco
Molteni's work who both reviewed 10 tutorials, Marcin
Starnacki with 8 documents and Manikantan
Narender Nath who did 7. NetBeans writers very
appreciate your valuable feedback folks!
- Have you seen the new and shiny bug dashboard 
already? We are happy to read the uniform satisfaction
with this web application. To name some new features: live
data, team/user specific pages, source lines statistics,
adjustable comparison charts and much more. ;-)
- A new Groovy test specification 
was written by José Galaviz. He is even going to
perfect it by adding test cases for Web and EJB project
types and adding test suites for Groovy Refactoring and
Unit Testing. Fantastic contribution José!
- Only two :-\
other tribes (API Support, Maven) found some time to update
their test specifications although many
discrepancies were discovered 
few weeks back. Is anyone from Debugger, CVS or other
tribes willing to still work on this task?
- We realized that late is better than never and so we
asked six suitable and still "tribe free" :-)
participants whether they would cooperate on more focused
testing of NetBeans Java Editor and three guys
granted our request. Review of not yet covered Java hints
will be the very first assignment for this new Editor
- According to Javier Ortiz, Compile on Save
feature does not work as expected in web
projects, because it does not automatically compile
test classes. Is it really the case Javier or you just
didn't have For both
application and test execution option set?
- If you have also seen a weird automatic scrolling of
content after you drag & drop something, don't
panic. It's a JDK specific bug (#7171812)
which should be fixed in the latest build of JDK 7 Update
- Michael Nascimento suggested to have a keybinding
for Camel Case navigation (Ctrl
+ Arrow Left/Right) even if it's disabled
in Options. If you second this requirement, vote for #220610.
- If you are not aware of it, the NetBeans community is
looking for its best representative 
in the NetBeans Governance Board. Every vote
counts so please get familiar with the 3 candidates and
choose the best one.
3. Bug hunting
- The discussion about java.lang.OutOfMemoryErrors
continued and we are happy to announce that Stefan
Wilfling's report (#219155)
against Java Compiler has been fixed today! Please
keep these OOMEs coming and if IDE suggests to
file it, don't hesitate to do it. Angelo Quaglia,
what's your OOME bug ID?
- Alied Peréz was the first person who noticed the
showstopper in code completion (#220326)
ignoring selected constructor name. If we break
something serious, 2-5 NetCAT participants immediately
notify us. Simply wonderful!
- Martin Skurla reported another issue with code
from JavaEE Persistence module which was later
confirmed by Javier. It should be fixed now. Thanks guys!
- Yonathan Weldegebriel faced problems when
starting his development build on Mac OS X (#220456)
due to several exceptions. The issue has not gone through
evaluation yet but is this still reproducible Yonathan in
the recent build #201210231040?
- Best bug reporter of the previous week was Michael
Nascimento who reported 8 bugs.
- 7 high priority bugs were filed last week and 3 of them
were fixed. An interesting highlight is that total
number of opened NetCAT 7.3 bugs decreased
for the first time!
- If you are requested to provide your several gigs heap
dump which is too big to attach to a Bugzilla issue
please use our Project upload
job at the Hudson builder .
Don't forget to mention the issue number though! A nice
workaround, isn't it?
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