Posted by claudio
on December 18, 2005 at 7:52 AM PST
Reading Charlie Hunt's entry about JVM Settings, I thought it should be implemented as a plugin, to configure the NetBeans startup settings through an UI rather than open a config file. So, I am almost there. See the entire blog entry to see an early screenshot.
NetBeans IDE as a pure Java Swing app, can use any JVM parameters, it can be specified at netbeans.conf file, as Charlie Hunt blogged about that, see NetBeans IDE: Adding/Changing JVM command line args . Then as Charlie asked to contribute a plugin to configure NetBeans startup settings, I decided to try it, an developed the plugin, see a small screenshot below (click to enlarge).
It's almost done, probably in next few days I will post the NBM (NetBeans module install package).
Do yout think the UI is good, needs some improvement ? I am not very good on UI things, so please, drop a message.
Some improvements I plan to do:
1. optimized parameters will suggest some -X and others JVM parameters
2. restore orginal settings
3. any other you want to see ? drop a message.