RFR: JDK-8244093 Move all IDE support into coherent structure in make directory

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com
Wed Apr 29 10:47:55 UTC 2020

Didn't review in detail, but some pieces seems suspicious - e.g.

moving "/make/langtools/build.properties" to 

Note that langtools's build.properties is used by the langtools ANT 
build which is independent from make - and also mostly independent from 
the IDE. It just provides an ANT target to create the necessary IDE 
files. So, if you want you can move the IDE templates in the new folder, 
but the build script and properties should remain where they are, I think.


On 29/04/2020 11:36, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> The IDE support in OpenJDK unfortunately leaves a lot to be desired. 
> There have been a garden variety of attempt to support a specific IDE 
> for a specific part of the code base, cluttered all over the code base.
> This patch is a first attempt go get one ring, eh..., structure, to 
> rule them all.
> I have moved all IDE project creators into the following structure:
> make/ide/<ide>/<part of the code>
> where <part of the code> is one of currently "hotspot", "langtools" or 
> "jdk", and <ide> is one of "vscode", "idea", "netbeans" or 
> "vistualstudio".
> This will not magically improve IDE support, but will at least make it 
> clearer what we have and what we are missing.
> Ownership of the IDE support is notoriously vague. I've cc:ed a bunch 
> of people who has shown interest and/or submitted fixes to some of the 
> IDE projects according to the hg history. I'd appreciate it if anyone 
> who is interested in a particular case for IDE support can verify that 
> it still works. I've tried my best to make sure all targets can run 
> without errors, but I cannot verify that the IDE environment 
> themselves are correct.
> If you know about an IDE project that is no longer relevant, and 
> should be removed instead of shuffled around, please let me know!
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8244093
> WebRev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8244093-move-ide-support/webrev.01
> /Magnus

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