|Using NetBeans to work on the langtools repository.
|Netbeans 6.0 or later is recommended.
|The "langtools" project in this directory allows you to
|edit, run, test and debug the tools in the OpenJDK langtools
|The repository contains a number of tools:
| javac, javadoc and its doclets, javah and javap.
|To build this repository, you must set some properties for Ant.
|You can set these properties in a number of ways:
|- Set the properties in the Properties panel under Tool> Options> Ant.
| Properties set this way will apply globally to all the langtools
| repositories you may be working on.
|- Create a file build.properties in the root directory of a
| langtools repository, and set the properties in that file.
| These properties will be specific to that repository.
|To build the repository, at a minimum you must set the "boot.java.home"
|property. To run the tools, you must also set "target.java.home". To
|run the regression tests, you must set "jtreg.home".
|By default, the build and test targets will build and test all
|of these tools. The run and debug targets will prompt you for the
|name of a tool to execute.
|As an alternative, you can focus on a single tool. When you do
|this, you will still see all the source code for all the tools,
|but the various Ant targets will now be focussed on the selected tool.
|To focus on a tool, bring up the context menu on the "langtools"
|project (i.e. right-click on the project) and select "Select Tool".
|This brings up a dialog which allows you to specify which tool you
|wish to work on, and the arguments to use if and when you run it.