Information About NetBeans IDE Archived Modules and Features
Some features available in earlier versions of the NetBeans IDE have been removed. The FAQ links below offer more information about options for developers who want to continue using these technologies with NetBeans IDE.
After NetBeans IDE 6.9, no further development of Ruby is planned. Please see the Ruby Support FAQ page for options on using Ruby in NetBeans IDE.
http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/ruby/ builds the associated modules but is untested.
This module is no longer in the installer bundle, but there is a possibility that it will be updated and included in future releases. We recommend NetBeans IDE 6.7.1 for developers who want to use the IDE for SOA development. NetBeans IDE 6.7.1 is still available for download at http://netbeans.org/downloads/6.7.1/index.html
SOA Documentation for NetBeans IDE is available in a downloadable zip archive: http://netbeans.org/projects/usersguide/downloads/download/NB61-SOAdocs.zip
http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/xml/ builds the modules associated with the "generic XML" portion but is untested. http://hg.netbeans.org/community-soa/ has sources for the SOA portion but is currently not buildable. http://www.openesb-dev.com/ may be of interest.
This module is no longer available and no further development is planned. Please see the UML Support FAQ for developer tool options.
http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/uml/ builds the associated modules but is untested.
Visual Web module
This module is no longer available and no further development is planned. Please see the Visual Web Support FAQ for options using currently supported developer tools.
http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/visualweb/ builds the associated modules but is untested.
JavaFX 1.x and JavaFX Composer
Java FX 1.x support was removed from the IDE. If you want to use Java FX 1.3.1 or older, use NetBeans IDE 6.9.1.
JavaFX Composer is a specific tool for JavaFX 1.x scripting language. This scripting language is not included in JavaFX 2.x. Therefore JavaFX Composer is also obsolete. JavaFX Composer is last supported in NetBeans IDE 6.9.1.
See the JavaFX1.3 and JavaFXComposer wiki pages and the JavaFX Composer features page for more information about using JavaFX 1.x with NetBeans IDE. See the JavaFX wiki for more information about using JavaFX 2.0 with NetBeans IDE.
(NetBeans IDE 7.1 includes FX 2.0 support. For using 1.x "FX Script" in newer IDEs, the http://code.google.com/p/visage/ project may add NB support.)
The NetBeans IDE no longer contains the option to connect to kenai.com. You can still use the bug tracking and Hudson integration to connect to any non-Kenai instance of those services. To work with kenai.com until it goes offline in 2011, use a respective module on the Development Update Center.
After NetBeans IDE 6.9.1, the JUnit libraries are moved from the standard distribution of the IDE to the Update Center. Please see FaqJUnitUCInstallation for details on how to install the JUnit plugin.
GlassFish 2.1 and earlier
After NetBeans IDE 6.9.1, support for GlassFish 2.1 and earlier is moved to the Update Center. To work with GlassFish 2.1 and earlier, download and install a respective module using the IDE's Plugin Manager.
Swing Application Framework
After NetBeans IDE 7.0.1, support for Swing Application Framework is removed from the standard distribution of the IDE. The Swing Application Framework libraries are available from the update center, but the editing of GUI forms that use Swing Application Framework is not supported. Please see SAFSupport for additional details.
After NetBeans IDE 7.0.1, support for CVS is moved from the standard distribution of the IDE to the Update Center. To work with CVS in the IDE, download and install the respective module using the IDE's Plugin Manager. Please see CVSSupport for details.
Visual Mobile Designer
After NetBeans IDE 7.1, support for Visual Mobile Designer (VMD) is moved from the standard distribution of the IDE to the Update Center. To work with the VMD in the IDE, download and install the respective module using the IDE's Plugin Manager. Please see VisualMobileDesigner for details.