Griffon Pre-Alpha NetBeans Plugin Demoed at the NetBeans Booth
By Geertjan-Oracle on Jun 02, 2009
Guinea pigs are welcome to report any problems to me, but be sure to read the texts on the page above first, to see its limitations.
I demoed it to Andres Almiray and James Williams today. It's been succesfully installed on Ubuntu, Mac, and Windows. I demoed it multiple times today at the NetBeans booth. I think one thing that is pretty interesting is the tight integration between Griffon and Kenai in NetBeans IDE. :-) But that's only because of the fact that that is true for ALL projects in NetBeans IDE 6.7, of course. Still, James Williams seemed impressed when I showed him. I.e., you can upload your Griffon application to Kenai, check it out again from there, thus directly opening it in the IDE. Then you can look at the Griffon application's issues (BugTracker or JIRA) in NetBeans IDE. (I wonder if JWebPane was used for that because it certainly isn't the Swing browser that's used.)
Those I spoke to seemed very receptive to Griffon. And why not, of course.
I also managed to get started with using the Griffon Wizard plugin. On that page you'll see that it "Enables a wizard facility based on https://wizard.dev.java.net/." Now, that's a project by Tim Boudreau. And that explains why the image in the left side of the Griffon wizard is by default the NetBeans IDE splash screen from NetBeans 5.0: