Quick Check For Updates

As you know, a feature for updating or install new stuff into NetBeans IDE was completely resigned for NetBeans 6.0. Accordingly the Update Center Wizard menu item was replaced by Tools|Plugins menu item. However we got a feedback that some users can hardly find out how to check for IDE updates. On basis of this valuable feedback we add new one menu item Help|Check For Updates in NetBeans 6.1 what is coming soon. Thanks, NetBeans community.

So, there are three different way how to see available IDE updates in NetBeans 6.1:

  1. Invoke Plugin dialog and check Updates tab
  2. IDE periodically checks (once a week) for new updates. If there are some updates, a icon will be show in the status line.
  3. In the end, the new one menu item Check For Updates
  4. If an user invokes this one item, it opens the wizard which connects all subscribed Update Centers and search for new updates.

    If any updates found then the wizard follow user through update installation.

    If no updates are available it just says that IDE is up to date.

     

    I believe that UI improvement would be useful and helpful as well.

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