Quick News: JRuby, Beans Binding, Glassfish v2 and New Installer



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.
Comments:

Just my $0.02...on Linux, I do not want a new installer. Just give me a deb or RPM file, just like any other app, so I can install it via my package manager. This is how Eclipse does it and installing it in Ubuntu is a simple matter of: a) Add/Remove Programs b) search on "Eclipse" c) select it once it shows up in the list of apps from registered repositories d) press OK to install e) come back in a few minutes, Eclipse is installed and all the desktop shortcuts for it are created as well. I understand you need a new installer for Windows, but for Linux please use the regular installation tools that make Linux app installation so easy.

Posted by Jacek on únor 06, 2007 at 05:21 dop. CET #

Right - I've heard similar feedback before. We're working on deb packages which will be included in Ubuntu - so stay tuned to that. I think we should publish these on the web as well but I'm not sure if it's going to happen (it is some to work maintain these for all versions/packs).

Posted by Roumen on únor 06, 2007 at 08:49 dop. CET #

Great news. Glad to see you guys are working on this. Cheers

Posted by Jacek on únor 06, 2007 at 08:56 dop. CET #

What about JWS for NetBeans?

Posted by Jindra on únor 08, 2007 at 06:08 dop. CET #

What do you mean by JWS exactly? JSW support is in NetBeans 5.5 for the platform or there is a plugin for j2se projects. 6.0 should have build in JWS support. We will have a webstartable installer for NetBeans available in few weeks, too.

Posted by Roumen on únor 08, 2007 at 06:36 dop. CET #

Yes, meant JavaWebStart-able version :-).

Posted by Jindra on únor 08, 2007 at 06:55 dop. CET #

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