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  • December 20, 2009

Griffon and NetBeans IDE 6.8

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
Go here and download the latest NetBeans plugin for Griffon, which you can install into NetBeans IDE 6.8:


Make sure that the suffix of the ZIP that you get when you click the Download button is "GriffonPlugin-Alpha6.zip". Then unzip and you will have two NBM files which, when installed into a distribution of NetBeans IDE 6.8 that includes Groovy support, will let you create Griffon applications in NetBeans IDE, together with a whole bunch of tooling, such as this dialog for accessing and installing Griffon plugins:

If you encounter any issues or if you have ideas for enhancements, the project page is here on Kenai:


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Comments ( 8 )
  • Eko Kurniawan Khannedy Sunday, December 20, 2009

    i love it

    thanks :D

  • kodeninja Monday, December 21, 2009

    Geertjan, when I right-click on a Griffon project in NB 8, it doesn't show the 'Project Properties' option. Is that support currently missing? I'm using "GriffonPlugin-Alpha6.zip".



  • Geertjan Wielenga Monday, December 21, 2009

    Yes. There is no Project Properties dialog. But, why are you missing that? What properties do you need to set?

  • kodeninja Monday, December 21, 2009

    I was actually trying to see what JDK is being used, and the various settings under the Properties->Run option. Also, I wanted to get the project location on the disk. Granted, there are other ways to get that information, but I was just going by the usual support that is available for regular Java projects in NB :).


  • Geertjan Wielenga Monday, December 21, 2009

    Create an issue in the project's Issuezilla on Kenai.com and then I will add that support in the next release of the plugin.

  • Geertjan Wielenga Monday, December 21, 2009

    I have added a Project Properties dialog that shows the location of the project and the JDK that is being used. That's all that the Project Properties dialog shows at the moment. Is that enough?

  • kodeninja Monday, December 21, 2009

    Gr8! Geertjan, when will the next release be available?

    Anyway, thx for the quick response :)


  • eric moon Monday, January 4, 2010

    When I try to install into netbeans 6.8, it shows dependencies on groovy and 'plugin options'. But I have activated groovy. And I can't figure out where I might get 'plugin options' from. It is not in the netbeans plugin list.

    Thanks for any help.


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