Using latest NetBeans with Java CAPS Repository

For people working with the Repository version of the Java CAPS the bundled NetBeans is 6.1 if you want to use any NetBeans or play around with the latest version 6.5 here is the way.

1. Get the following .nbm files from the repository:

  • com-stc-log4j.nbm
  • com-stc-modules-repoupdatecenter.nbm
  • com-stc-repository3rdparty.nbm

2. Go to the NetBeans tools --> plugins and select downloaded tab and install the nbms. If needed restart the NetBeans so that it shows the repository.

3. Edit the CAPS Repository update center with your repository URL : Something like http://localhost:12000/repository/JCAPS6repository/data/files/InstallManager/catalog.xml.

[Trouble Shooting]
If you are unable to see the the nbms in the Available Plugins tab then try the URL in the browser it should show the XML for module updates. Normally you can see the repository URL from the repository while running. For the above catalog.xml it is http://localhost:12000/JCAPS6repository.

You need to remember whats the repository name you have given while installing the repository.

4. Once you see the nbms in the Available plugins section install those nbms and restart the NetBeans.

You are all set to use the Latest and greatest NetBeans with the Repository based Java CAPS. The value add I saw here is like we will have the latest features and other services like load generators etc with other improvements in the latest version of 6.5.

I observed with the previous versions if I update in the same way it doesn't used to show up the CAPS Component Library because there were some issues in the Apache loggers. But with the latest version of NetBeans 6.5 this issue doesn't seem to be there any more.

So enjoy the latest version of Design Time and let me know your feedback !!!

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I was part of Sun R&D in Java CAPS and later Glassfish ESB. I moved from R&D to Consulting. I am currently working as a Solution Architect in Oracle Consulting Services (India). I was sharing my experience w.r.t. Java CAPS and other technologies during Sun period. Now in Oracle world I share my experiences with Oracle FMW product line as well as other Oracle Technologies and products.

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