RFR: JDK-8244093 Move all IDE support into coherent structure in make directory
Magnus Ihse Bursie
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Wed Apr 29 10:57:17 UTC 2020
On 2020-04-29 12:47, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
> 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.
So who/what is using the ant build? I thought it was just the IDEA
project that generated ant targets. Is it run explicitly using ant by
langtool developers? I know for sure it's not used when we build the
product in our CI.
> 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
>> 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
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