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  1. NetBeans
  2. NETBEANS-18

Refactoring the startpage of the NetBeans IDE



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Next
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: ide - Welcome
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      As I compared the welcome screen of NetBeans to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, it would be great to refactor it to a bit modern look and feel. I will definitely do it, but I dive into the code and as I saw it right, everything is java. So for me as a FrontEnd-developer it is a must have to create such page in plain HTML. It will be more fun, flexible and better with HTML, JS and CSS. So we can do it with dukescript for example to talk with java and vice versa to interact with the projects for example.

      So we have two options. The first one is to refactor the existing page to remove everything what is not needed for the FrontEnd stuff and I can dive into and make a HTML version of it (if it is not exist, because I can't it) or, what could be better, I can create a new module with DukeScript and create a new page with interactions to the Java backend, and we can replace the existing one, with the new one.

      I added the welcome screen




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        2. vscode-startpage.png
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              chrizzly Christian Lenz
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