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  • January 27, 2016

IBM WAS Liberty Profile and NetBeans IDE (Part 1)

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

I had a meeting with several developers the other day, some from IBM, about the need to create support for the IBM WAS Liberty Profile in NetBeans IDE. From their side, the feeling was that developers have been asking for this for some time and it would be great if there were to be a plugin for NetBeans IDE users who want to work with IBM WAS Liberty Profile.

So, we've set up a GitHub repo and are working from two ends. From the NetBeans end, we're providing a generic plugin infrastructure for hooking into IBM WAS Liberty Profile commands. From the other end, i.e., IBM and others involved with the relevant knowledge, utility methods are being provided for interacting with commands such as start, stop, debug, etc, to interoperate from NetBeans with the IBM WAS Liberty Profile.

Informally, various resources are being provided for this work from various ends, for asking questions, for testing, etc.

Here's the related NetBeans issue:


And here's the GitHub repo where all the work will be done:


Note: See part 2.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Lars Friday, August 19, 2016


    can you tell me about the progress?

    I am very interested in this plugin.

    When can I use it?

    Best regards


  • guest Thursday, September 1, 2016

    So Geertjan it looks like this is not going to be completed. It's been months since the GitHub repo was updated.

    Would not surprise me if IBM were just paying lipservice to this considering their investment in eclipse.

  • Geertjan Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Just relax. Things take time. I'm meeting with the main contributor to this project during the next few weeks and hopefully we'll make some progress together. He lives in Germany and I'm in the Netherlands. Best way forward is for us to meet up and put the finishing touches together to release this.

  • Lars Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Hi Greetjan,

    That's are good news.

    Then I will wait patiently and tense. :-)

    Best regards


  • Geertjan Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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