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 11:49:43 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-29 13:06, Jan Lahoda wrote:
> I am not sure if anyone is still using make/jdk/netbeans. Apache 
> NetBeans does not (should not) need these config files, it supports 
> OpenJDK modules out of the box (with some tweaks/dependencies on 
> make/langtools/** to speed up langtools build).
It's by far the oldest IDE files in the source repo. They have not been 
touched for a very long time, which indicates that they might indeed be 

Would anyone be opposed to me removing them?


> As Maurizio, there may be some need to move the "fast" langtools build 
> more carefully. I'll try to take a look later, unless some else wants 
> to. Although, a little independently, I wonder somewhat if there's an 
> opportunity to further speed up the ordinary make build in incremental 
> environment to reduce the need for a "fast" langtools build. E.g. by 
> enhancing the current Depend javac plugin, and possibly optionally 
> disabling the interim langtools build. This could improve incremental 
> build behavior for other modules (like java.base or java.desktop) as 
> well.
> Jan
> On 29. 04. 20 12:36, 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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