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Review of Patching Process in NetBeans 7.1

Based on feedback of !NetCat72 community we realized several problems and possible confusions from users point of view while distributing patches and releasing minor releases of NetBeans simultaneously - tracked as Issue 211076.

Patching in NetBeans 7.1 from users point of view

First start of 7.1 IDE
  • Fresh install of NetBeans 7.1
  • An user can see a notification 1 update found

Update of Autoupdate Services found
  • The update contains an update of Autoupdate module

12 other updates found
  • After installation of update of Autoupdate and restart IDE, user can see notification that rest of updates is read for update
Content of updates

14 updates found
  • Fine. All updates are installed and s/he can start using IDE.
  • Create a Java Application. Because it's the fresh IDE, Java feature is still switched off. IDE activates Java feature.

==> IDE is semi-updated now. Platform is up-to-date but Java has not been updated yet.

  • S/he does coding, testing, whatever.
  • On the next round checking for updates (once a week as the default) another bunch of updated will be offered to user.
Update of Java feature


  • Autoupdate doesn't update disabled modules
  • Missing a solid feedback what patch was installed
  • Missing a evident mark what patch was installed/is included in IDE

Possible solution

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