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  • January 18, 2006

Publish Plug-ins Painlessly! (Part 3)

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
Another NetBeans Update Center has hit the airwaves! (Or should that be webwaves? Or maybe "has hit the airwaves" should be replaced by "has gone live".) Sandip Chitale's plug-in modules were first made available in the netbeans.org interview "Meet a NetBeans Module Writer: Sandip Chitale". However, now they are also available via his Update Center. All you need to do is register the following URL as described in "Publish Plug-ins Painlessly! (Part 1)":

http://blogs.sun.com/roller/resources/scblog/update-center.xml

Then, in the Update Center wizard, you'll be able to pull Sandip's plug-in modules from his Update Center:

What's even better is that Sandip has started blogging! And what's even better than that is that I happen to know that he'll soon be announcing a few more plug-in modules... and making them available in his Update Center. I've had the chance of playing a bit with his new plug-in modules already and, honestly, I'm willing to bet that every single NetBeans user (in the universe) will find them useful... So, keep checking his blog for an announcement in the next few days...

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Will Hartung Sunday, January 22, 2006
    I tried to download the Matisse example, but I got a whole bunch of dependency errors.


    I downloaded RC2, added the Update URL as described, went in to the Update Center, enabled your URL, selected the Matisse example, and then got a bunch of errors when I hit Next. I know you mentioned the Derby client jar, but that didn't even seem to be one of the ones in the list.


    Am I missing something fundamental?
  • Geertjan Monday, January 23, 2006
    Yup, doesn't work with Beta 1, Beta 2, RC1, and RC2. I'm using a post-5.0 development build (called 5.1 on the Download page of netbeans.org). Sorry, but I need to use that build because it includes some functionality that's not in 5.0.
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