My Second NetBeans Plug-in: Project Packager
By Roman Strobl on VIII 06, 2005
During my vacation next to lots of biking and having fun with friends I also worked on my second plug-in called Project Packager. Unlike my previous Googlefight plug-in this one is almost useful. It can be used to export projects as zip packages, send them by e-mail and to unpack them for opening. Here's a screenshot of the export dialog:
Exporting of projects and sending by e-mail
I've found out that exploring NetBeans APIs can be quite fun and will share some of the experiences during my next posts, especially all those tricky things. It happened to me several times that I was trying to solve some problem and then after few hours smashed my head when finding the answer, you know how it goes... exploring something new is both challenging and fun.
Here you can download the nbm of my plug-in and it's sources. If anyone thinks this plug-in is a good idea I may also commit the sources to CVS. The project needs to be opened in a recent 4.2 daily build. Note that the project contains 2 external libraries to be able to send MIME attachments. Comments are welcome and appreciated.
Update: I've commited the project into CVS, the latest version of sources will always be in contrib/projectpackager.