Wednesday Jul 09, 2008

NetBeans Podcast Episode 44

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NetBeans Podcast Episode #44 (31 min, size: 32.8 MB)

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JFugue Music NotePad & the NetBeans Platform Setting

When I check out http://nbjfuguesupport.dev.java.net/ and I then build the suite, I see the following in the Output window:
/home/geertjan/Desktop/nbj/nbjfuguesupport/build.xml:7: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/geertjan/Desktop/nbj/nbjfuguesupport/nbproject/build-impl.xml:19: You must define 'nbplatform.NetBeans_IDE_5.5.1_(Build_200704122300).harness.dir'

To fix this:

  1. Right-click the "Music NotePad" node in the Projects window.
  2. Choose Properties and then go to the Libraries node.
  3. In the "NetBeans Platform" drop-down, browse to the main folder of NetBeans IDE 5.5. Click Next and Finish.
  4. In the "NetBeans Platform" drop-down, make sure that you now see "NetBeans IDE 5.5", together with the name of some 5.5 build. Then click OK.
  5. Now run the application and it will start without a problem.

In other words, the message above appears if you haven't set the platform for the JFugue Music NotePad. The platform (i.e., the NetBeans Platform) provides the underlying modules that the application is built on top of. Currently, the platform used by the application is NetBeans Platform 5.5 (or 5.5.1), which doesn't mean that you can't use NetBeans IDE 6.x for development purposes, of course.

About

Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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