How to access update center / plugin manager over web
By Roman Strobl on XI 07, 2007
Sometimes it is impossible to access the update center (for 5.x) or plugin manager (for 6.0) right from the IDE, for instance because of strict firewall rules. I discovered today that there's another way how to obtain the nbms and browse the contents of the update center - you can do it using your web browser!
The (no longer) secret URL to browse the plug-in repository is here: http://www.netbeans.info/uc/show_uc_content.html