How do I create a patch for a preexisting NetBeans module?
Note: These pages are being reviewed.
If you need to patch an existing module, you can place a JAR file relative to the original.
For example, to patch
you make a JAR like
mypatch part of your JAR file patch can be named anything you like.
The JAR file should only contain those classes you want to patch.
It does not need a manifest, though an empty manifest is harmless.
The patch must be in the same cluster as the original. ()
If you want to create an NBM containing a patch,
you must ensure it will be installed in the same cluster
but note that you cannot test such a dummy module as part of a module suite
(since this property is interpreted only by Plugin Manager).
If you are distributing a complete application including a patch to the NB Platform,
you will need to either manually preinstall the patch JAR in your copy of the Platform;
or override your
build-zip target to include the JAR in the final ZIP
(in which case testing using Run Project will not have the patch active).
Applies to: NetBeans 6.x