nbgit for NetBeans 6.9 beta

My brother was asking me for a version of nbgit (git support for NetBeans) that works with NetBeans 6.9 beta. I've uploaded one here. By the way, look at the Options wiki page, and especially the sections on Custom Actions, for useful configuration tips for nbgit.


doesn't work in dev build :(

Posted by Pet on May 20, 2010 at 12:58 AM PDT #

It doesn't work with the 6.9RC1. Any chance you could make a build that works with it and the forthcoming 6.9 final release?

Error message;

The plugin Versioning Support Utilities is requested in implementation version 201004200117.

Posted by Tor on May 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM PDT #

Dang - nbgit doesn't work with RC1. When is Git going to become a first class citizen of netbeans?

Probably just me but it would be nice to be able to choose whether or not you wanted CVS, Mecurial and Kenai even installed.

Hey, it's free so I'm not complaining :)

Posted by Mark on May 28, 2010 at 09:05 PM PDT #

Here's a build for RC1:


Posted by Tor Norbye on May 29, 2010 at 01:27 AM PDT #

Awesome. Thanks!

Posted by Mark on May 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM PDT #

Thanks! But it does not work again in 6.9rc2

Looks like it will be always a problem to update NB and git plugin

Posted by Pet on June 02, 2010 at 01:13 AM PDT #

Yes. Whenever a module depends on non-public APIs, they are tied to the exact build stamp of the module they depend upon (since the module doesn't specify a compatibility for any future versions of itself). So yes, I'll need to release a new version again. I think I'll just wait for 6.9 final, it should be very close (and I don't think there's any -really- compelling reason to jump from RC1 to RC2, is there?). If you are affected by a blocker in RC1 that was fixed in RC2 let me know and I'll make a RC2 nbgit build.

Posted by guest on June 02, 2010 at 01:33 AM PDT #

I'm just trying to support NB teams while testing new and dev builds and reporting bugs found. But as you can see I cannot use such plugins then. So, I have a choice not to test or not to use plugins i need ;)

Posted by Pet on June 02, 2010 at 01:50 AM PDT #

For the last few versions of nbgit I released, I included the classes of the versioning-utils to avoid short term upgrade problems. The code lives in a different branch: http://github.com/jonas/nbgit/tree/release

Posted by Jonas on June 03, 2010 at 10:04 PM PDT #

Thanks Jonas!
I'm not very experienced with git, so I'm probably doing something stupid, but when I tried to check out that branch, here's what happened:

% git clone git://github.com/jonas/nbgit/tree/release
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/tor/dev/nbgit-release/release/.git/
fatal: remote error:
jonas/nbgit/tree/release is not a valid repository name
Visit http://support.github.com for help

Posted by Tor Norbye on June 16, 2010 at 02:48 AM PDT #

In the meantime, here's a version of nbgit compiled for NetBeans 6.9 (final):


Posted by Tor Norbye on June 16, 2010 at 02:49 AM PDT #

Sorry Jonas, what I tried first was this:

git clone http://github.com/jonas/nbgit/tree/release
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/tor/dev/nbgit-release/release/.git/
fatal: http://github.com/jonas/nbgit/tree/release/info/refs not found: did you run git update-server-info on the server?

When that didn't work, that's when I tried replacing the http: part with git: which obviously wasn't right, but I should have pasted this first attempt using the URL you posted, not my silly attempt to git-ify it...

Posted by Tor Norbye on June 16, 2010 at 02:56 AM PDT #


I am trying to install nbgit in netbeans 6.9 and used the below link.

But all i get are some zip files and xml files not .nbm file.

Could someone please help me with the installation instruction?

Im pretty new to this.

Posted by Siva on June 23, 2010 at 03:51 AM PDT #

Hi Siva,
yes, it's trivial. In NetBeans, open Tools > Plugins. Go to the "Downloaded" tab. Click on "Add Plugins" and point it to the .nbm file you downloaded, then follow the on-screen instructions.

(The .nbm file is a .zip file etc behind the scenes, but don't unzip it, just point it to the .nbm file itself.)

Posted by Tor Norbye on June 23, 2010 at 03:55 AM PDT #


thats a qucik reply i ever got....

But as i said when i click on the link all i get is the zip file not the .nbm file so if i try to install via Plugin->downloaded by default it shows nothing in the folder as it is expecting .nbm file, so i selected all files in the drop down and selected the zip file....but no help...

Im pretty new to this.

Posted by Siva on June 23, 2010 at 04:10 AM PDT #

Hi Siva,
It sounds like your browser is automatically unzipping the .nbm file after downloading it. Try to make it not do that -- I'm not sure which browser you're using, but at least in Firefox on the Mac I can right click on a link and say "Save Target As" and it will let me just save the .nbm file to disk. Once you have the .nbm file itself installing it from the plugin manager should be easy, but it sounds like you're not getting the .nbm file itself from that URL for some reason.

Posted by Tor Norbye on June 23, 2010 at 04:18 AM PDT #


I got it installed.

I am using IE8 and when i click on the link it saved the file as zip.

So i right click and select save target as and then select all files in the drop down box and then manually put .nbm at the end of the file name and its working now.
Thanks for your help.

Posted by Siva on June 23, 2010 at 04:34 AM PDT #

Thanks for the 6.9 final

Posted by Bente on June 26, 2010 at 04:14 AM PDT #

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