Initial Support for GlassFish Server 3.1

Folks have started to ask me about GlassFish Server 3.1 support in NetBeans.

I am currently adding support for 3.1 to the NetBeans dev builds. You can read through the GlassFish Server 3.1 integration for NetBeans project plan.

Some of the initial features are available in recent dev builds.


You can add a GlassFish Server 3.1 DAS.



If you don't have a recent promoted build installed, you can download it.



When you start working with DD files, NetBeans creates and supports the new glassfish-\*.xml files.


Some folks may have noticed that you can register a 3.1 DAS in NetBeans 6.9, if you tell the IDE that the server is a 3.0 server. I would discourage that practice for a couple reasons

  • the upgrade behavior is undefined
    That means that when you install a version of NetBeans that does support 3.1 and you import your 6.9 userdir the 3.1 DAS from your userdir is probably not going to import correctly.
  • 3.1 is under active development and it is very likely that there will be a change introduced in the server that breaks a 6.9/3.1 development configuration
    The fix for such a break has to get integrated into the dev build first... And be allowed into a 6.9 patch (which is unlikely).
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