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  • September 28, 2011

Ruby Development in NetBeans IDE 7.0.1

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

So take a look in the NetBeans Plugin Manager (which is under Tools | Plugins in NetBeans IDE):

Wow. Thomas Enebo. Isn't that one of the creators of Ruby? And that plugin's been in the Plugin Portal a while now. Just go ahead and install it in NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 and Bob's your mother's brother:

In August, I wrote Thomas Enebo an e-mail with the subject line "How are things with the NetBeans Ruby plugin?" And his response was: "It largely works with 7.0.{,1}, but there is a console bug I don't understand.  I have not been spending the time I should, but I have been pumping up the JRubyParser project so that I can kill ties to an older version of JRuby that is still stuck into the NetBeans Ruby source. A new user is also stepping up to the plate, so that may yield some fixes."

So, seems to me the Ruby plugin is reasonably solid. Give it a try.

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Comments ( 6 )
  • guest Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    I will install netbeans 7 and I will try to follow your tips.

  • Alexander Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Can't find your email address, so posting here.

    We have an application "RTL-Service: Hotel" for visualizing location of mobile devices and voice communication base on Netbeans Platform. You can' get the screenshot here http://talkloc.com/en/hardware-software/dispatcher-software

  • guest Friday, September 30, 2011

    I just had install the NBU 7.0.1 and the RoR plugin. I'm very happy, NB is my preferred IDE for RoR.

  • guest Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    I tried the plugin on Windows XP, version 2002, SP3:

    - Netbeans 7.0.1; Product Version: NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 (Build 201107282000)

    Java: 1.6.0_27; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 20.2-b06

    - ruby 1.9.2 (ruby 1.9.2p290 (2011-07-09) [i386-mingw32])

    - rails 3.1.1 & all the needed gems

    and Netbeans every time stayed blocked at 25% of processing, no matter when creating a new RoR project 'from scratch' or from existing sources.

    The only way to exit was via 'Task manager' and 'kill' the process.

    Nevertheless, a new app skeleton was created.

  • guest Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Thanks............ I love Netbeans for RoR development...

  • Will Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Thomas Enebo is a genius, I hope they can fix the bug and im sure they will =)

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