Ubuntu Feisty users get a more graceful Netbeans package
By barton808 on Oct 01, 2007
Back in April we announced that the Java Stack was available in Ubuntu 7.04 (nee Feisty Faun). This meant that GlassFish v1, JDK 6, Java DB 10.2 and NetBeans 5.5 could all be found in 7.04 multiverse. The Net Beans package however, as Tom Marble explained, was not what we had hoped to deliver.
The NetBeans team began immediately working on getting NetBeans 5.5.1, which doesn't have the less than elegant installer workaround, into the Feisty backports. By July, 5.5.1 was in.
Since backports isn't turned on by default we want to get the message out to people interested in using NetBeans on Ubuntu 7.04 that there is a simple process you need to follow to get the new improved NetBeans package.
Gutsy, or the soon to be released Ubuntu 7.10 will feature NetBeans 5.5.1 from the get go.
Pau for now...