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From "Gili (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (NETBEANS-516) Shareable Netbeans configuration data
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:09:00 GMT


Gili commented on NETBEANS-516:

For the record, security isn't the only reasons that Netbeans and Maven use user-specific
configuration files.

What happens if two users want to keep Netbeans open at the same time? Won't the instances
corrupt each other's files?

I believe Maven might be designed for concurrent access per user (multiple processes per user
sharing the same repository directory) but I don't think this kind of configuration has ever
been tested. It will probably work though.

> Shareable Netbeans configuration data
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: NETBEANS-516
>                 URL:
>             Project: NetBeans
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Victor Williams Stafusa da Silva
>            Priority: Minor
> As discussed in the dev mailing list, currently if Netbeans is installed in a computer
with multiple user accounts, a different set of configurations will be created for each account.
This means that each user will have his/her own set of Netbeans plugins and maven repository.
> However, this situation might be undesirable. This means that many plugins would be download
and installed in duplicate by different users. This also means that maven repositories might
be duplicated consuming double network traffic to be populated and double disk space.
> Security is a reason to mantain these configuration separation between different users.
However, the user might not want that and instead would like to share his workspace with other
users in the same computer. So, and option asks if Netbeans files should be stored in user
private space or in shared space should be provided.

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