So, last week I received an e-mail from Manfred Riem, who is the Dutch translator of NetBeans IDE. He's translated a lot of the user interface and he also translates the NetBeans newsletters into Dutch. And guess what he wrote to tell me? He'd found the NetBeans Server-Skeleton Plug-in Tutorial and was in the process of creating support for JOnAS (Java Open Application Server). Now is that cool or what?
He sent me the sources of his plug-in today, because he's too busy with other things at the moment to complete it. But he got pretty far already. Here's what his plug-in looks like in the Projects window:
He's got pretty far, as you might be able to see. In fact, I can already register my JOnAS server (albeit without any server-specific settings) and start it (albeit with a hard-coded server location):
I can also set JOnAS as my target server (although I get an error message when I try to complete the wizard after choosing JOnAS):
So, Manfred's come a long way, but there's still some way to go and currently he's short of time. Is there anyone out there who'd be interested in taking the sources and continuing where Manfred left off? Remember, there's a tutorial (and a lot of NetBeans developers) to help you... If you're interested, please leave a note here or drop me an e-mail.