FaqPluginsInDevelopment

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===Additional update centers===
===Additional update centers===
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* To install the beta update center
 
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;: Select '''Tools | Plugins''' from the menu and go to the '''Settings''' tab. Click '''Add'''. Enter the following:
 
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;: Name: NetBeans beta (or any name of your choice)
 
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;: URL: [http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.8/uc/final/beta/catalog.xml.gz http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.8/uc/final/beta/catalog.xml.gz]
 
* To install the development update center  
* To install the development update center  
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;: Select '''Tools | Plugins''' from the menu and go to the '''Settings''' tab. Click '''Add'''. Enter the following:
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: Select '''Tools | Plugins''' from the menu and go to the '''Settings''' tab. Click '''Add'''. Enter the following:
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;: Name: NetBeans dev (or any name of your choice)
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: Name: NetBeans dev (or any name of your choice)
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;: URL: [http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/nbms-and-javadoc/lastStableBuild/artifact/nbbuild/nbms/updates.xml.gz http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/nbms-and-javadoc/lastStableBuild/artifact/nbbuild/nbms/updates.xml.gz]
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: URL: [http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/nbms-and-javadoc/lastStableBuild/artifact/nbbuild/nbms/updates.xml.gz 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:
* To install the Community Plug-in Portal update center:
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;: Go to [http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=1616 http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=1616] and download the plugin.
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: Go to [http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=1616 http://plugins.netbeans.org/PluginPortal/faces/PluginDetailPage.jsp?pluginid=1616] and download the plugin.
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;: Then select to '''Tools | Plugins''' from the menu and go to the '''Downloaded''' Tab, click '''Add Plugins''' to install the downloaded nbm file.
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: Then select to '''Tools | Plugins''' from the menu and go to the '''Downloaded''' Tab, click '''Add Plugins''' to install the downloaded nbm file
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;: Select '''Tools | Plugins''' from the menu and go to the '''Settings''' tab. click '''Add'''. Enter the following:
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: Select '''Tools | Plugins''' from the menu and go to the '''Settings''' tab. click '''Add'''. Enter the following:
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;: Name: dev (or any name of your choice)
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: Name: dev (or any name of your choice)
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;: URL: [http://plugins.netbeans.org/nbpluginportal/files/nbms/pluginportal-update-center.xml http://plugins.netbeans.org/nbpluginportal/files/nbms/pluginportal-update-center.xml]
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: URL: [http://plugins.netbeans.org/nbpluginportal/files/nbms/pluginportal-update-center.xml http://plugins.netbeans.org/nbpluginportal/files/nbms/pluginportal-update-center.xml]
===Reload ===
===Reload ===

Current revision as of 13:25, 12 December 2011

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
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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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