Thursday Jan 03, 2008

NetBeans moving to Mercurial

NetBeans sources will be moving shortly to a different version control system - Mercurial. The details of the migration are detailed here. Tonda is in charge, so send him feedback. If you are not familiar with distributed version control systems, take a look at this article. Here is how I configured my own instance of NetBeans 6 to use Mercurial and point to the new repository.

Nota bene: I am running on a Mac - Leopard + Java 1.5.0_13.

  • Get Mercurial (it will require Python)
  • Install the Mercurial plugin from the NetBeans update center (Tools | Plugins) and get familiar with the documentation.
  • Point NetBeans (assuming that you are using NetBeans to build and develop) to the repository (Versioning | Mercurial | Clone Other ...): http://hg.netbeans.org/main
  • If you are looking for instructions on how to clone a repository from the command line, I found this document to be useful
If you run into trouble, write to the team (nb-hg-migration@sun.com) to get support.
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