Jdeveloper 9i RC2 IDE Configuration Problem - JDeveloper and ADF

Whenever I use the browse window in JDeveloper 9i RC2, it represents the folders and Java packages with the same folder type icon. Is there anyway(configuration file, etc.) that I can use a different icon to represent the java packages(.jar, .war, etc.)?
It's just a little confusing trying to identify the folder from a package.

Let's try this again, maybe some might see it and answer... 

Hi Danny, I've replied to this over on the 9i forum.
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Templatemaker support in 10g!?

In a previous post Brian Duff from Oracle asked who is using the templatemaker addin and if there is "significant demand" for it.
In our small JDev team we are using it alot and it is.
Anyone else?
So please port it to 10g production.
Thanks, Markus
see How to add a header to all .java files? 
I'm looking at porting it. The main problem is that there's no longer a combined navigator to install the Templates node into (Connections and System used to be in the same navigator, now they've been split into two separate dockable windows).

Export IDE preferences

Is there a way to export/import IDE/Project preferences, so I may share this settings with my team? Next Monday I'll have to do this with 5 developers. I've posted an article in my personal blog about that, and unfortunately I haven't found is there a way to do this in JDeveloper.
Eclipse has the provision to export IDE preferences.
Does JDeveloper save the IDE preferences in a configuration file?
Even JBuilder gives you the chence to export templates, keymaps and java formatting preferences. I think this is a desirable feature in a team environment. 
For 10.1.2 you'll need to find the specific file that has the information you are looking to share in the system10.1.2 subdirectory of JDeveloper.
Just copy it to the other machines 
Thank you very much for yourt answer. Unfortunately I'm not able to cerify this since I'm using 10.1.3 version :-( Perhaps we should switch to released version.
The same applies to 10.1.3. Just copy the files from the directory called "system". In 10.1.3, this contains a bunch of subdirectories, one for each extension in the product.
The only settings that won't migrate well are absolute paths that do not exist on the destination machine. Most paths in JDeveloper are stored as relative paths whenever possible, however.
You're absolutely right, and I've just noticed, so immediately updated my blog entry reflecting this fact. Is not my intention to over-criticize this product, but I think both settings dialog and exporting could be improved. I think they are a little bit messed up. I conducted a quick survey on this matter, and published my findings for those interested
I forgot another related question,
Is OK to copy the entire system directory to another machine, including the cache directories inside it (beside usual changes in path)?
This is a nice thing to build an extension from.
Anyone up for some "Settings Export/Import Utility" coding?

Help for getting ADF javadoc

Hi, everyone
Where can I get the full javadoc for ADF classes?
They're part of the JDeveloper download.
They are in <your_jdev_dir>\jdev\doc\ohj.
Hi, Sascha,
I find 2 jar files bibeans-doc.jar and bibeanshelp.jar in that directory, but all docs seemly relate to BI not ADF, and it is not easy to find what I want, I want to find somthing like Java SDK API javadoc. Can you help me?
What version are we talking about?
In 10.1.3 I have some 15 files in that folder, one of which being bc4jjavadoc.jar, the rest in <jdev_install>\jdev\doc\studio_doc\ohj.
In there are some 60 files in that folder. You have only two files?
Probably you should re-download.
My JDveloper is the Oracle BPEL Designer, maybe it is not the pure, I download it 3 months ago and build my business process, now, I use it as the Java IDE. Ok, I will download a pure JDeveloper.


Hello all,
We just implemented webutil on our 10g environment to facilitate with the upload + download of files via our forms.
To my horror, users are complaining about the look and feel of the file manipulation dialogs. I fully recognise that this is a java based screen, but was wondering is it possible to configure the look and feel to a more Microsoft way! (euch!)
Many Thanks,
John Lynagh
Edited by: user6400347 on 24-Sep-2008 08:21 
You are right to say that the LAF directly depends on the underlying Java runtime. JIintiator is JRE 1.3 based, so you have the look that comes with.
Two possible solutions would be:
1- replace the JInitiator by the Sun Java plug-in
2- write a nice Javabean to replace the file selection dialog.
Hi François,
I have never written a java bean plug in for oracle forms before. I was looking on your website and was wondering what article would be best to start with.
Many thanks again,
<p>This one contains a JFileChooser sample</p>

Subversion integration wit jdeveloper and sql developer failure

Hello guys!
I'm really sick of trying to make this work, so I finally ask you for help. I'm implementing subversion and I cannot use the jdev and sqldev integration. No matter what I try, the item menus from Versioning menu are never unlocked. I can version application in my perfectly connected subversion respository, can create new folders into any repository (I can also create local repositories from within j and sql developer and work with them), can perform a full checkout BUT, when application checks out and reappears in application navigator there is no overlapped icons for the files, nor revision or any version submenu when you right-click. I truly have tested almost every combination of versions, I was hoping that new versions of developers would have been useful actually, but they didn't.
I have a barely fresh install of jdeveloper, a fresh downloaded and unzipped sql developer 2.1 and a new installation of subversion 1.6.2 (Setup-Subversion-1.6.2.msi from tigris, I tried this version in the end just because the SVNkit 1.3.0 that works with this version) and it doesn't work. I'm frankly lost now, so I understand that best approach would be me following any well-known and well-tested procedure to the detail to see WTH am I doing wrong. Unless somebody identify my problem and can offer me some solution, which would be nice but I've been looking exhaustively with no luck.
I'm ready for your questions or wisdom, please feel free to ask anything I should have told and thank you very much in advance!! 
Not sure what's wrong for you. I just installed a pure fresh copy of
1). Used versioning menu to check out a copy.
2). App showed up in application navigator, state overlay icons look fine.
You should not need to have subversion client installed for JDeveloper to work.
What were the steps you followed.
Hi John! Thank you for replying
OK, I'll try to explain myself. I nearly followed every step you can find on google. Several tutorials and, of course, how-tos from OTN, same result always. Generally I'm doing something different from your steps because I want to import every piece of code I have from jdeveloper for the first time, so I don't check out as first step. I open an application created in jdev v10 and updated to jdev11 that I have stored in my local disk, then I choose "version application" option from application navigator to follow the Import to subversion wizard selectin all default option (including perform checkout), so the wizard works fine importing my application to my fully functional repository. But when application reappears in application navigator it does the way I've told: no icons, no versioning options and no revision or repository info at all.
You're right, I don't need subversion for jdev to work, it's just because I'm using remote repositories and I use svnserve to access them. But I tried to use local repositories and, even letting me create that repositories, still doesn't work.
Any ideas?
Does [url http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/adf-development-essentials/index.html]this series of articles help?
Hi John,
Thanks for the link but, at least the first one, it appears in my browser as a visited link, so I'd tried it. Though I've tried it again to follow each step carefully. My results:
SVNServer 2.0.8: Error when trying to connect the repository through jdeveloper. I thought that subversion structure and access would work as long as I'd use same 1.x, so if svnkit uses 1.6.2 svnserve using any 1.6 would work. That was obviously wrong (I guess...)
SVNserver 1.7.2: built over subversion 1.6.2, just like svnkit 1.3.0 which is used by jdeveloper. Installation completed successfully, step by step as shown in your tutorial. Differences: I store my repository root on a remote server, but installer recognizes url perfectly. Repository created, user created, service up. I open my application into jdeveloper and import it to subversion repository, no problem at all, then the checkout and same behaviour, no IDE integration.
I truly don't understand what is happening, so I decided to download the example application from your "Creating a Repository for Single-User Projects" tutorial and try it out. I followed same steps and something new has happened. It still has no IDE integration but I'm sure that this is not supposed to happen. Take a look into my checked out version of the example application, ¿WTF are those _svn directories? ¿subversion version problem?
Thank you very much, regards! 
I'm seeing clearer now... It seems that my problem raises from that directories, managed by SVN_ASP_DOT_NET_HACK environment variable (set to * in my case), and jdeveloper not recognizing those directories. So the info I need is only what is the higest version of visualsvn serve I can use with jdeveloper (svnkit 1.3.0) and sql developer 2.1 (svnkit 1.3.0), whether I have to use that environment variable or not and why was that variable there.
P.D.: I can answer the last question: tortoiseSVN has an option for that and some tutorial told me to use it. It is recommended indeed so, ¿how could I use this new directories with sql and j developers?
Thank you! 
Oh my. SVN_ASP_DOT_NET_HACK is an ugly hack used when using Tortoise SVN (I believe it was used to work around some nonsense with Visual Studio). Unset that environment variable![url http://blog.dotsmart.net/2008/02/19/moving-on-from-svn_asp_dot_net_hack/]This may help. You should be able to use the latest and greatest VisualSVN server with (assume you meant 11 and not 10); I've tested it, and it's fine.