Good news! Today I received word from Jürgen Petri that O'Reilly has given him the translation & publication rights for his German NetBeans Platform book that they published:
I have a bunch of copies of that book. It's great. It fills exactly the gap that many seem to have recognized: though there are several books at this point describing the main NetBeans APIs, there are none that show you how to create an application on the NetBeans Platform from beginning to end. And that's exactly what this book does! Each chapter has you adding new features to a Task Manager application, which is what you'll have, ready to be used at the end of the story.
Several translators of the previous book, the one by Heiko, have already expressed their interest in participating. If anyone else wants to get involved, leave a message at the end of this blog entry. You MUST speak/write very good German, though the quality of your English can be less than that.
The book will also... be updated to NetBeans Platform 6.8! That will be the contribution by Jaroslav Tulach (among others).
Finally, if anyone out there knows of a publisher who'd be interested in publishing this book, please let me know! Otherwise, I'm sure I'll have a few interested publishers up my sleeve soon.
Here's the Wiki page: