But what about those who're interested specifically in creating new NetBeans project types? They first need to ask themselves whether they really need a new project type because since 6.1 it is possible to extend existing project types, which should be seen as the preferred approach, as outlined in the NetBeans Project Type Extension Module Tutorial. However, what if you STILL need to create a new project type? For these special cases, a sample is now available:
It will create a new project type. The project type will treat any folder as a NetBeans project if it has a subfolder called "texts". The content of the "texts" folder will be displayed in the Projects window. The project will have some of the typical project-level commands at its disposal:
So, if in the coming weeks the PovRay tutorial suddenly disappears, now you know why. At that point, you can either take the free on-line NetBeans Platform Training Course or (and in the period where it isn't available yet) you can simply download the sample and adapt it to your own needs.
The sample was created in NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta, so you need at least that release if you need to work with it.