How do I get and install the NetBeans JIRA plugin?
The JIRA plugin adds increased support for integrating the JIRA issue tracking system with NetBeans IDE.
After installing the plugin, you can search, view, create and update issues that are tracked using JIRA inside the IDE, with many benefits of the integration with the IDE (direct support for patches, clickable stacktraces, automatic issue closing on commit, etc).
You can get the JIRA plugin since NetBeans IDE 6.7 from NetBeans Update Center.
Go to the Plugins manager (menu Tools | Plugins), select the JIRA module from the list of available plugins and install it.
Netbeans IDE 6.7
If you are not able to find the JIRA module, check that the NetBeans Beta Update Center is registered with your IDE by selecting the Settings tab in the Plugins manager. If the Beta Update Center is not listed, click Add in the Setting tab and enter the details for the Beta Update Center. The URL for the Beta Update Center is http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.7/uc/beta/beta/catalog.xml.gz. For more information, see the FAQ How can I add new Update Center in the IDE?.
Netbeans IDE 6.8, 6.9
Instead of going to the Plugins manager you can just try to use JIRA, so e.g. setup a new repository for JIRA or open issues for a Kenai / Team Server project - and the IDE will automatically offer you download and installation of the plugin when needed.