(EN) Plugin Manager can work in background
By jara on I 29, 2008
The tool for plugin installation and update was completely rewritten in NetBeans 6.0 so that the Update Center Wizard was removed and we have the Plugin Manager instead. It was long way to stabilize the Plugin Manager and find the best way of presenting the logic to users. I think that now there are no big problems with this tool (of course there are some low priority issues that are always in any software ). It is available in main menu Tools | Plugins.
Current daily builds include one improvement in the area of Plugin Manager. It can Run in Background. This feature was highly required by users so that they may now continue with coding their sources while new plugins are being installed.
The Run in Background feature can be activated by the checkbox in the installer and once the user activates Run in Background it cannot be switched to the foreground (until the current instance of installation is finished).
Run in Background checkbox.
During the Run in Background the Plugin Manager will have disabled actions and the process of the installation is displayed at the status line as the standard NetBeans progress tool.
Progress of installation can be viewed.
When the installation (Run in Background) is finished then the bubble and the restart icon appears at the bottom of the NetBeans IDE in case that some plugin requires restart (the bubble stays there only for a while).
Bubble and the restart icon in IDE status line.