FaqPluginsInDevelopment

Why are there plugins "missing" in the final release?

Where can I get plugins still in development?

Some plugins are still in development. For NetBeans 6.1, these were for instance Prolog, Jalopy, and Groovy/Grails plug-ins. You will not find them in the default Update Centers in the Plugin Manager (Tools | Plugins).

You can add a development update center to your IDE to get additional plugins. Note that these plug-ins do not go through the same QA process as the plug-ins on the stable and beta update centers, so use them at your own risk.

Additional update centers

  • To install the development update center
Select Tools | Plugins from the menu and go to the Settings tab. Click Add. Enter the following:
Name: NetBeans dev (or any name of your choice)
URL: http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/nbms-and-javadoc/lastStableBuild/artifact/nbbuild/nbms/updates.xml.gz
  • To install the Community Plug-in Portal update center:
Go to http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=1616 and download the plugin.
Then select to Tools | Plugins from the menu and go to the Downloaded Tab, click Add Plugins to install the downloaded nbm file
or
Select Tools | Plugins from the menu and go to the Settings tab. click Add. Enter the following:
Name: dev (or any name of your choice)
URL: http://plugins.netbeans.org/nbpluginportal/files/nbms/pluginportal-update-center.xml

Reload

Click on Reload Catalog to refresh the available plug-ins. From now on you get access to up to several hundreds more plug-ins in the Available Plugins tab.

Of course these plug-ins also vary in quality so be cautious.

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