NetBeans 6 Mercurial Village
By kto on May 08, 2007
NetBeans 6 and Mercurial
I just happened to have a picture of the Village where NetBeans 6 and it's new
Mercurial plugin were created.
Ok, not really, I'm just kidding, this is actually Plimoth Plantation a re-creation of the original 1627 settlement, in Plymouth, Mass. But both are pretty cool, if you are ever in Massachusetts, make sure you put Plymouth on the list. It's quite educational.
As for NetBeans 6, it's much easier to access than Plimoth Village :\^) Just go to www.netbeans.org, download and install NetBeans 6 Preview (Milestone 9). Once you get it started, go to Tools->Plugins, find the Mercurial plugin and install it. The editor has changed quite a bit, but seems pretty solid so far. I have a small Java project called JPRT (maybe 150 source files, maybe 35,000 lines of Java code), that has been in Mercurial for quite some time now, and this NetBeans 6 and Mercurial plugin is just right for me. Very handy. I'm in the process of converting to NetBeans 6 now, should be interesting.
The complete OpenJDK was released today at JavaOne 2007 and is now available at openjdk.java.net. Along with the OpenJDK sources are some NetBeans 6 projects, which are documented at openjdk.java.net/groups/nb-projects. As of today, these projects haven't been tested with an OpenJDK Mercurial repository yet, we will be doing that in the next few months.
Granted we haven't released any OpenJDK Mercurial repositories just yet, but as soon as we catch our breath from doing the OpenJDK launch, we will start on the Mercurial transition.
By the way, a great deal of people have been working long hours to make this OpenJDK release at JavaOne 2007 happen. I've been involved in some of it myself, but it took a dedicated and talented team of people to make this all happen. It might seem like a trivial thing to open up some sources, but trust me, it wasn't trivial. My special thanks go out to the Release Engineering Team, who spent some long nights getting those OpenJDK source bundles ready.