Quick News: JRuby, Beans Binding, Glassfish v2 and New Installer
By Roman Strobl on II 06, 2007
Four quick news items today:
1. Tor committed his work on JRuby plug-in for NetBeans to CVS. He has a series of screenshots (1, 2) by which he is teasing potential users of his new plug-in.
2. Scott Violet has an update on Beans Bidning, he provides a webstartable demo of the new beans binding framework in his blog. The source code is not yet available but it's on it's way. It will be a strong combination together with the Swing application framework whose prototype is available today. Support in NetBeans for both of these is on the way, too.
3. If you want to use Glassfish v2 you need to use NetBeans 5.5.1 because recent milestones of Glassfish v2 are not supported in 5.5. You don't have to be so much afraid of using a daily build of 5.5.1, because it contains only bugfixes (+support for Glassfish v2). If you want to stick to stable versions, use 5.0 and Glassfish v1. However Glassfish v2 looks very interesting, especially performance-wise.
4. New installer for NetBeans is available for testing. You can download it and give it a try. It's goal is to unify installation of the IDE and all packs, so in the final version you will be able to choose exactly which parts of the IDE you want to install. Webstartable version of the installer will be published soon, too.