Tooling for Griffon & Grails Supported Together in NetBeans IDE 6.7 Beta

Trying to get Griffon support together with the existing Grails support, rather than replacing the latter with the former, which is the approach I initially took. Here are some screenshots. The first was based on some work I did yesterday, the other two are based on work done today.

New Projects dialog, showing a Griffon project template, together with a Grails project template:

Options window, indicating that Griffon home can be set, as well as Grails home:

Griffon applications open in the IDE, together with Grails applications, as well as Groovy editor shown:

Next steps involve enabling the user to actually use the project templates to generate Griffon applications, via "griffon create-app". That part is still missing, so that right now Griffon applications can be opened, but not created. Also, all other Griffon commands, such as "griffon run-app" are not supported yet. Those are the next things to work on.

After that, I need to look at how to distribute these additions to the Groovy cluster, i.e., as individual NBM files or as a whole build. There may be a few problems in this area to solve.


The groovy is included.
Why not include a grails and griffon runtime container (and the documents) by default.

Griffon does not support visual editing like GUI builder?

Posted by hantsy on May 27, 2009 at 01:31 PM PDT #

To be honest, hantsy, I don't really understand what you're trying to say. I'm working on a plugin that will let developers create Griffon applications. Statements like "The groovy is included." doesn't really mean anything.

Posted by Geertjan Wielenga on May 27, 2009 at 03:33 PM PDT #

I think hantsy meant that since the plugin includes groovy, how come it doesn't bunble grails, griffon, and groovy docs also.

ie, have the plugin include grails-1.1.1, and griffon 0.1.2.

Posted by Mac on May 28, 2009 at 02:02 PM PDT #

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