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  • July 23, 2010

NetBeans RCP via Ant + No NetBeans IDE

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
A common misconception is that you're somehow tied to NetBeans IDE if you want to create applications on the NetBeans RCP. How wrong that misconception is (but not for Eclipse, apparently) can be read in this brand new tutorial, published a few minutes ago:

It's a pretty simplistic tutorial, which is based on the three part "Bye NetBeans IDE" series that has appeared in this blog over the past weeks, but gets the point across, I think. There's definitely enough info there to get up and running on the NetBeans Platform with Ant and the command line. I plan to add more info, on how to set dependencies between modules, how to add windows, and how to extend the Options window.

Here's the link to the tutorial, let me know if any info is missing or incorrect:


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Comments ( 2 )
  • Rich Unger Friday, July 23, 2010

    Heck, before NB 3.6 or so, the NB IDE was completely _inadequate_ to the task of creating platform apps.

    You kids with your fancy NH Module Project type ;)

  • Farouk Alhassan Friday, July 23, 2010

    Wow Gj. This is soo useful to me as it helps to understand the Platform without the help of the IDE. please add some more in this direction. greatly appreciated!

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