Saturday Mar 24, 2007

nbextras.org is down

Several people have pinged me about this so I thought I would post a blog entry on it:

The machine which was running nbextras.org is down because of hardware failure. It's at home with Trung now who's fixing it. Not sure when it will go back to the ISP and be back online.

The Ruby IDE Installation Instructions refer to kits from deadlock.nbextras.org. You'll have to use the other option for now - the Daily Update Center. It's lagging a bit behind the most recently integrated changes, which unfortunately means it doesn't have the latest and greatest.

I've uploaded a custom build of version 0.45 here (9.3 Mb). It's the contents within the ruby1 cluster. This means that you unzip this content in your user directory (if you've been installing the Ruby support from the update center in the past), or inside the ruby1 cluster in your IDE installation (if you've been downloading full kits from nbextras.org), or inside the extra/ cluster (if you're using an older version of the IDE where ruby1 isn't in the included clusters list, or if you were installing into a separate cluster directory referenced from your netbeans.conf). (By the time you reach this, the Daily Update center may have caught up, so check that option first. The version number on the update center is displayed in the dialog when you select the Ruby feature module.)

One of the new features you'll find (added yesterday) is an enhancement to the occurrences highlighting. Now, if you place the cursor on the declaration line for a method, the exit points for the method are highlighted: the last statement, any return statements, any yield statements, and any raise or fail calls.

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