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            Describe the overall architecture. 
            <hint>
            What will be API for 
            <a href="http://openide.netbeans.org/tutorial/api-design.html#design.apiandspi">
                clients and what support API</a>? 
            What parts will be pluggable?
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            stability categories</a>.
            If possible please provide simple diagrams.
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 <answer id="arch-overall">
  <p>
   The Common Annotations module provides the
   <api group="java" name="CommonAnnotationsAPI" type="export" category="stable" url="@TOP@org/netbeans/api/annotations/common/package-summary.html"/>
   that contains annotations usable across the IDE sources. One such type
   of annotations can guard (together with <a href="http://findbugs.sourceforge.net">FindBugs</a>)
   your code against <code>null</code> related defect.
  </p>
  <p>
   In case your module is using <code>projectized.xml</code> you can simply run
   <code>ant findbugs</code> to check your module. In such case the result is
   available in <code>nbbuild/build/findbugs/your-module-name.xml</code>.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            How will the <a href="http://www.netbeans.org/community/guidelines/q-evangelism.html">quality</a>
            of your code be tested and 
            how are future regressions going to be prevented?
            <hint>
            What kind of testing do
            you want to use? How much functionality, in which areas,
            should be covered by the tests? How you find out that your
            project was successful?
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 <answer id="arch-quality">
  <p>
   As the API does provide annotations only there are no unit tests.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            What are the time estimates of the work?
            <hint>
            Please express your estimates of how long the design, implementation,
            stabilization are likely to last. How many people will be needed to
            implement this and what is the expected milestone by which the work should be 
            ready?
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        </question>
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 <answer id="arch-time">
  <p>
   Written and functional. Compatible changes can occur in future.
  </p>
 </answer>



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                at the root of your javadoc
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            Describe the main <a href="http://openide.netbeans.org/tutorial/api-design.html#usecase">
            use cases</a> of the new API. Who will use it under
            what circumstances? What kind of code would typically need to be written
            to use the module?
        </question>
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 <answer id="arch-usecases">
  <usecase id="check-return-value" name="CheckReturnValue annotated method">
   <p>
    When the method return value is important value to check (or the only effect
    the method has) the method can be annotated with
    <a href="@TOP@org/netbeans/api/annotations/common/CheckReturnValue.html">CheckReturnValue</a>.
    Annotation servers as documentation as well as a hint for static code analysis.
   </p>
  </usecase>
  <usecase id="check-for-null" name="CheckForNull annotated method">
   <p>
    Method annotated with
    <a href="@TOP@org/netbeans/api/annotations/common/CheckForNull.html">CheckForNull</a>
    may return <code>null</code> value. Annotation servers as documentation
    as well as a hint for static code analysis.
   </p>
  </usecase>
  <usecase id="non-null" name="NonNull annotated element">
   <p>
    When the field, parameter, local variable or return value of the method
    must not be <code>null</code> the
    <a href="@TOP@org/netbeans/api/annotations/common/NonNull.html">NonNull</a>
    annotation can be used to clearly express this. It servers as documentation
    as well as a hint for static code analysis.
   </p>
  </usecase>
  <usecase id="null-allowed" name="NullAllowed annotated element">
   <p>
    Field, parameter or local variable annotated with
    <a href="@TOP@org/netbeans/api/annotations/common/NullAllowed.html">NullAllowed</a>
    can contain <code>null</code> value so <code>null</code> check should
    occur before any dereference. Annotation servers as documentation
    as well as a hint for static code analysis.
   </p>
  </usecase>
  <usecase id="null-unknown" name="NullUnknown annotated element">
   <p>
    Annotation
    <a href="@TOP@org/netbeans/api/annotations/common/NullUnknown.html">NullUnknown</a>
    complementing other nullness annotations servers for cases where
    the element may or may not be <code>null</code> under certain
    <i>defined</i> circumstances (usage).
   </p>
  </usecase>
  <usecase id="suppress-warnings" name="SuppressWarnings annotated element">
   <p>
    When the analysis tool report false warning it is possible to use
    <a href="@TOP@org/netbeans/api/annotations/common/SuppressWarnings.html">SuppressWarning</a>
    annotation to suppress the warning.
   </p>
  </usecase>
 </answer>



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            What is this project good for?
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            what problem it should solve, provide links to documentation, 
            specifications, etc.
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 <answer id="arch-what">
  <p>
   Provides common annotations serving as a documentation element and for
   static code analysis.
  </p>
 </answer>



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 <answer id="arch-where">
  <defaultanswer generate='here' />
 </answer>



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            list them here accompanied with the reason explaining why you
            are doing so.
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 <answer id="compat-deprecation">
  <p>
   Modules gsf.api and asm should remove or deprecate their own annotations
   in favor of this module.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Is your module correctly internationalized?
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            Correct internationalization means that it obeys instructions 
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            NetBeans I18N pages</a>.
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 <answer id="compat-i18n">
  <p>
   Yes.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Does the module implement or define any standards? Is the 
            implementation exact or does it deviate somehow?
        </question>
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 <answer id="compat-standards">
  <p>
   No. Partially related to unfinished JSR-305.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Can your module coexist with earlier and future
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            or politely ignore settings stored by a future version?
            
            <hint>
            Very helpful for reading settings is to store version number
            there, so future versions can decide whether how to read/convert
            the settings and older versions can ignore the new ones.
            </hint>
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 <answer id="compat-version">
  <p>
   Yes. No settings stored.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Which version of JRE do you need (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, etc.)?
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            It is expected that if your module runs on 1.x that it will run 
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 <answer id="dep-jre">
  <p>
   1.5
  </p>
 </answer>



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        <question id="dep-jrejdk" when="final">
            Do you require the JDK or is the JRE enough?
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 <answer id="dep-jrejdk">
  <p>
   JRE is enough.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            the <code>&lt;api name="identification" type="import or export" category="stable" url="where is the description" /&gt;</code>.
            By doing this information gets listed in the summary page of your
            javadoc.
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 <answer id="dep-nb">
  <defaultanswer generate='here' />
 </answer>



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            What other projects outside NetBeans does this one depend on?
            
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 <answer id="dep-non-nb">
  <p>
   None. In future dependency on JSR-305 could be introduced.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            On which platforms does your module run? Does it run in the same
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 <answer id="dep-platform">
  <p>
   No known platform dependencies.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            What do other modules need to do to declare a dependency on this one,
            in addition to or instead of the normal module dependency declaration
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                Provide a sample of the actual lines you would add to a module manifest
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                simple regular module dependency, you can just answer "nothing". If you
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 <answer id="deploy-dependencies">
  <p>
   Nothing.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            to define the location, name and stability of your files (of course
            changing "yourname" and "friend" to suit your needs).
            
            If it uses more than one JAR, describe where they are located, how
            they refer to each other. 
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            what is their purpose, why other files are necessary. Please 
            make sure that installation/uninstallation leaves the system 
            in state as it was before installation.
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 <answer id="deploy-jar">
  <p>
   Just the single JAR file.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Can you deploy an NBM via the Update Center?
            <hint>
            If not why?
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 <answer id="deploy-nbm">
  <p>
   Yes.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Are packages of your module made inaccessible by not declaring them
            public?
            
            <hint>
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            If you export some of them - either as public or friend packages,
            you should have a reason. If the reason is described elsewhere
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 <answer id="deploy-packages">
  <p>
   Only API packages are exported. JDK bug workarounded in build harness
   (<a href="http://www.netbeans.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=152562">#152562</a>).
  </p>
 </answer>



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        <question id="deploy-shared" when="final">
            Do you need to be installed in the shared location only, or in the user directory only,
            or can your module be installed anywhere?
            <hint>
            Installation location shall not matter, if it does explain why.
            Consider also whether <code>InstalledFileLocator</code> can help.
            </hint>
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 <answer id="deploy-shared">
  <p>
   Anywhere.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Do you define or register any ant tasks that other can use?
            
            <hint>
            If you provide an ant task that users can use, you need to be very
            careful about its syntax and behaviour, as it most likely forms an
	          API for end users and as there is a lot of end users, their reaction
            when such API gets broken can be pretty strong.
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 <answer id="exec-ant-tasks">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Does your code create its own class loader(s)?
            <hint>
            A bit unusual. Please explain why and what for.
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 <answer id="exec-classloader">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
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            Is execution of your code influenced by any (string) property
            of any of your components?
            
            <hint>
            Often <code>JComponent.getClientProperty</code>, <code>Action.getValue</code>
            or <code>PropertyDescriptor.getValue</code>, etc. are used to influence
            a behavior of some code. This of course forms an interface that should
            be documented. Also if one depends on some interface that an object
            implements (<code>component instanceof Runnable</code>) that forms an
            API as well.
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 <answer id="exec-component">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            Check for cases when you have an object of type A and you also
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 <answer id="exec-introspection">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            If so, describe the "contract" as an API. Likely private or friend one, but
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 <answer id="exec-privateaccess">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



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            If you feed an input, parse the output please declare that as an API.
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 <answer id="exec-process">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
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                &lt;api type="export" group="property" name="id" category="private" url="http://..."&gt;
                    description of the property, where it is used, what it influence, etc.
                &lt;/api&gt;            
            </pre>
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="exec-property">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="exec-reflection" when="impl">
            Does your code use Java Reflection to execute other code?
            <hint>
            This usually indicates a missing or insufficient API in the other
            part of the system. If the other side is not aware of your dependency
            this contract can be easily broken.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="exec-reflection">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="exec-threading" when="init">
            What threading models, if any, does your module adhere to? How the
            project behaves with respect to threading?
            <hint>
                Is your API threadsafe? Can it be accessed from any threads or
                just from some dedicated ones? Any special relation to AWT and
                its Event Dispatch thread? Also
                if your module calls foreign APIs which have a specific threading model,
                indicate how you comply with the requirements for multithreaded access
                (synchronization, mutexes, etc.) applicable to those APIs.
                If your module defines any APIs, or has complex internal structures
                that might be used from multiple threads, declare how you protect
                data against concurrent access, race conditions, deadlocks, etc.,
                and whether such rules are enforced by runtime warnings, errors, assertions, etc.
                Examples: a class might be non-thread-safe (like Java Collections); might
                be fully thread-safe (internal locking); might require access through a mutex
                (and may or may not automatically acquire that mutex on behalf of a client method);
                might be able to run only in the event queue; etc.
                Also describe when any events are fired: synchronously, asynchronously, etc.
                Ideas: <a href="http://core.netbeans.org/proposals/threading/index.html#recommendations">Threading Recommendations</a> (in progress)
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="exec-threading">
  <p>
   Annotations only. No threading model.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="format-clipboard" when="impl">
            Which data flavors (if any) does your code read from or insert to
            the clipboard (by access to clipboard on means calling methods on <code>java.awt.datatransfer.Transferable</code>?
            
            <hint>
            Often Node's deal with clipboard by usage of <code>Node.clipboardCopy, Node.clipboardCut and Node.pasteTypes</code>.
            Check your code for overriding these methods.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="format-clipboard">
  <p>
   None.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="format-dnd" when="impl">
            Which protocols (if any) does your code understand during Drag &amp; Drop?
            <hint>
            Often Node's deal with clipboard by usage of <code>Node.drag, Node.getDropType</code>. 
            Check your code for overriding these methods. Btw. if they are not overridden, they
            by default delegate to <code>Node.clipboardCopy, Node.clipboardCut and Node.pasteTypes</code>.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="format-dnd">
  <p>
   None.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="format-types" when="impl">
            Which protocols and file formats (if any) does your module read or write on disk,
            or transmit or receive over the network? Do you generate an ant build script?
            Can it be edited and modified? 
            
            <hint>
            <p>
            Files can be read and written by other programs, modules and users. If they influence
            your behaviour, make sure you either document the format or claim that it is a private
            api (using the &lt;api&gt; tag). 
            </p>
            
            <p>
            If you generate an ant build file, this is very likely going to be seen by end users and
            they will be attempted to edit it. You should be ready for that and provide here a link
            to documentation that you have for such purposes and also describe how you are going to
            understand such files during next release, when you (very likely) slightly change the 
            format.
            </p>
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="format-types">
  <p>
   None.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="lookup-lookup" when="init">
            Does your module use <code>org.openide.util.Lookup</code>
            or any similar technology to find any components to communicate with? Which ones?
            
            <hint>
            NetBeans is build around a generic registry of services called
            lookup. It is preferable to use it for registration and discovery
            if possible. See
            <a href="http://www.netbeans.org/download/dev/javadoc/org-openide-util/org/openide/util/lookup/doc-files/index.html">
            The Solution to Comunication Between Components
            </a>. If you do not plan to use lookup and insist usage
            of other solution, then please describe why it is not working for
            you.
            <br/>
            When filling the final version of your arch document, please
            describe the interfaces you are searching for, where 
            are defined, whether you are searching for just one or more of them,
            if the order is important, etc. Also classify the stability of such
            API contract. Use &lt;api group=&amp;lookup&amp; /&gt; tag, so
            your information gets listed in the summary page of your javadoc.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="lookup-lookup">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="lookup-register" when="final">
            Do you register anything into lookup for other code to find?
            <hint>
            Do you register using layer file or using a declarative annotation such as <code>@ServiceProvider</code>?
            Who is supposed to find your component?
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="lookup-register">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="lookup-remove" when="final">
            Do you remove entries of other modules from lookup?
            <hint>
            Why? Of course, that is possible, but it can be dangerous. Is the module
            your are masking resource from aware of what you are doing?
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="lookup-remove">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-exit" when="final">
            Does your module run any code on exit?
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-exit">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-huge_dialogs" when="final">
            Does your module contain any dialogs or wizards with a large number of
            GUI controls such as combo boxes, lists, trees, or text areas?
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-huge_dialogs">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-limit" when="init">
            Are there any hard-coded or practical limits in the number or size of
            elements your code can handle?
            <hint>
                Most of algorithms have increasing memory and speed complexity
                with respect to size of data they operate on. What is the critical
                part of your project that can be seen as a bottleneck with
                respect to speed or required memory? What are the practical
                sizes of data you tested your project with? What is your estimate
                of potential size of data that would cause visible performance
                problems? Is there some kind of check to detect such situation
                and prevent "hard" crashes - for example the CloneableEditorSupport
                checks for size of a file to be opened in editor
                and if it is larger than 1Mb it shows a dialog giving the
                user the right to decide - e.g. to cancel or commit suicide.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-limit">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-mem" when="final">
            How much memory does your component consume? Estimate
            with a relation to the number of windows, etc.
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-mem">
  <p>
   Except the fact that usage of annotations can increase class size there
   is no memory used by this API.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-menus" when="final">
            Does your module use dynamically updated context menus, or
            context-sensitive actions with complicated and slow enablement logic?
            <hint>
                If you do a lot of tricks when adding actions to regular or context menus, you can significantly
                slow down display of the menu, even when the user is not using your action. Pay attention to
                actions you add to the main menu bar, and to context menus of foreign nodes or components. If
                the action is conditionally enabled, or changes its display dynamically, you need to check the
                impact on performance. In some cases it may be more appropriate to make a simple action that is
                always enabled but does more detailed checks in a dialog if it is actually run.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-menus">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-progress" when="final">
            Does your module execute any long-running tasks?
            
            <hint>Long running tasks should never block 
            AWT thread as it badly hurts the UI
            <a href="http://performance.netbeans.org/responsiveness/issues.html">
            responsiveness</a>.
            Tasks like connecting over
            network, computing huge amount of data, compilation
            be done asynchronously (for example
            using <code>RequestProcessor</code>), definitively it should 
            not block AWT thread.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-progress">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-scale" when="init">
            Which external criteria influence the performance of your
            program (size of file in editor, number of files in menu, 
            in source directory, etc.) and how well your code scales?
            <hint>
            Please include some estimates, there are other more detailed 
            questions to answer in later phases of implementation. 
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-scale">
  <p>
   No external criteria.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-spi" when="init">
            How the performance of the plugged in code will be enforced?
            <hint>
            If you allow foreign code to be plugged into your own module, how
            do you enforce that it will behave correctly and quickly and will not
            negatively influence the performance of your own module?
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-spi">
  <p>
   No SPI way to plug in foreign code.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-startup" when="final">
            Does your module run any code on startup?
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-startup">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="perf-wakeup" when="final">
            Does any piece of your code wake up periodically and do something
            even when the system is otherwise idle (no user interaction)?
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="perf-wakeup">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="resources-file" when="final">
            Does your module use <code>java.io.File</code> directly?
            
            <hint>
            NetBeans provide a logical wrapper over plain files called 
            <code>org.openide.filesystems.FileObject</code> that
            provides uniform access to such resources and is the preferred
            way that should be used. But of course there can be situations when
            this is not suitable.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="resources-file">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="resources-layer" when="final">
            Does your module provide own layer? Does it create any files or
            folders in it? What it is trying to communicate by that and with which 
            components?
            
            <hint>
            NetBeans allows automatic and declarative installation of resources 
            by module layers. Module register files into appropriate places
            and other components use that information to perform their task
            (build menu, toolbar, window layout, list of templates, set of
            options, etc.). 
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="resources-layer">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="resources-mask" when="final">
            Does your module mask/hide/override any resources provided by other modules in
            their layers?
            
            <hint>
            If you mask a file provided by another module, you probably depend
            on that and do not want the other module to (for example) change
            the file's name. That module shall thus make that file available as an API
            of some stability category.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="resources-mask">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="resources-preferences" when="final">
            Does your module uses preferences via Preferences API? Does your module use NbPreferences or
            or regular JDK Preferences ? Does it read, write or both ? 
            Does it share preferences with other modules ? If so, then why ?
            <hint>
                You may use
                    &lt;api type="export" group="preferences"
                    name="preference node name" category="private"&gt;
                    description of individual keys, where it is used, what it
                    influences, whether the module reads/write it, etc.
                    &lt;/api&gt;
                Due to XML ID restrictions, rather than /org/netbeans/modules/foo give the "name" as org.netbeans.modules.foo.
                Note that if you use NbPreferences this name will then be the same as the code name base of the module.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="resources-preferences">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="resources-read" when="final">
            Does your module read any resources from layers? For what purpose?
            
            <hint>
            As this is some kind of intermodule dependency, it is a kind of API.
            Please describe it and classify according to 
            <a href="http://openide.netbeans.org/tutorial/api-design.html#categories">
            common stability categories</a>.
            </hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="resources-read">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="security-grant" when="final">
            Does your code grant additional rights to some other code?
            <hint>Avoid using a class loader that adds extra
            permissions to loaded code unless really necessary.
            Also note that your API implementation
            can also expose unneeded permissions to enemy code by
            calling AccessController.doPrivileged().</hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="security-grant">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>



<!--
        <question id="security-policy" when="final">
            Does your functionality require modifications to the standard policy file?
            <hint>Your code might pass control to third-party code not
            coming from trusted domains. This could be code downloaded over the
            network or code coming from libraries that are not bundled
            with NetBeans. Which permissions need to be granted to which domains?</hint>
        </question>
-->
 <answer id="security-policy">
  <p>
   No.
  </p>
 </answer>

</api-answers>