NetCAT Program Etiquette
   This page summarizes basic rules and advice valid for all members of the NetCAT 5.0 team. We kindly ask all program participants to follow these rules in order to help streamline the processing of the feedback provided during the program.

E-mail subject

   Due to very high traffic on the NetCAT mailing list , especially in the begining of the program, it is important to be able to filter NetCAT e-mails. Please use the appropriate prefix in the subject line of each new message to the list, based on the area of the message's concerns. See the table below for the prefixes. Also, we strongly recommend that you read all messages that have [news] in the subject. These messages are program related announcements from the NetCAT coordinator.

Subject prefixMessage content
[core]Project system, window system, AUC, profiler, help, options, installer, navigator, projects importer or plugins support
[tools]Editor, form editor (Matisse), refactoring, debugger or VCS
[j2ee]XML/HTML editors, web apps, web services, EJBs, DB support, Tomcat/JBoss/WebLogic integration, Struts/JSF support
[j2me]Messages regarding mobility pack
[news]NetCAT program related announcements, requests, reports etc.
[other]Any other IDE unrelated messages, general discussions etc.

E-mail content

   If you want to have your feedback processed properly, we advise you to comply with the following suggestions:
  • Be brief. People tend to skip some parts of or even completely disregard long emails.
  • Do not reply to other messages if you are posting a new topic. Such e-mails may be overlooked as they get folded in the original thread.
  • Do not mix topics. Instead, write two separate e-mails if you want to touch two functional areas.
  • Help others if you know the answer.
  • You can attach pictures provided they are smaller than 100kB


   Here is some advice regarding the reporting of defects or requesting of enhancements:
  • File issues yourself. If you encounter a bug, report it. Don't rely on others because the sooner we know about it the more time we have for a fix.
  • Try to find a step-by-step reproducible procedure starting with an empty userdir or at least describe what you did before.
  • If the IDE is deadlocked, attach its thread dump. (Windows: CTRL+Break, Unix: CTRL+\)
  • Vote for bugs that you feel strongly about.
  • Follow the bug priority guidelines.
  • Read the instructions on how to write a good bug report.

Viruses, Worms, and Spam

   Please take all necessary precautions to protect your computers against virus attacks and any kind of spam sent via NetCAT mailing list. We will tolerate only one such event originating from your account. If there is a second occurance, we will unsubscribe the offending account from the NetCAT program immediately.

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