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Netbeans Portable 7.4 Development Test 1

Application: Netbeans
Category: Development
Description: NetBeans is an open-source IDE and an application platform that enable developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as JavaFX, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.

Download Netbeans 7.4 Development Test 1 [265MB download / 360MB installed]
(MD5: 67c3c617044bae17761f63e588ad88b8)

Release Notes:

7.4 Development Test 1 (2013-10-17): Updated Program
7.3.1 Development Test 1 (2013-06-13): Updated Program. Not AppCompacted.
7.3 Development Test 1 (2012-12-23): Updated Program
7.2.1 Development Test 1 Rev 4 (2012-12-14): No longer preserve App\JDK (Launcher hasn't used it for a few versions). UNC Explicitly Allowed. Run 64 Bit Netbeans on 64 Bit OS. App pre-compacted for smaller size, saves ~100MB on install, but the installer is larger.
7.2.1 Development Test 1 Rev 3 (2012-11-25): Full Directory Move Support.
7.2.1 Development Test 1 Rev 2 (2012-11-21): Directory Move OK.
7.2.1 Development Test 1 (2012-10-22): Updated Program
7.2 Development Test 3 (2012-09-06): Fixed needing DoubleBackSlash to properly setup Default Projects folder.
7.2 Development Test 2 (2012-09-06): Handling Default Project Folder, Recent Files. Launcher Portability improvements. No longer an online installer.
7.2 Development Test 1 (2012-08-24): Portability fixes, cache redirected, userdir redirection fixed. Try to install plugins in userdir if possible for better portability. WARNING: Upgrade not recommended, please clean install from scratch.
7.2 Development Test 1 (2012-07-26): Updated Program
7.1.2 Development Test 1 (2012-07-23): Using PAL 2.2.
7.1.2 Development Test 1 (2012-06-29): Updated Program
7.1 Development Test 1 (2012-01-15): Initial release

Other Notes:

This requires a JDK and is hard coded in the launcher to use OpenJDK Portable.

There is a known bug where Recent Files don't work on a UNC Drive. There needs to be a launcher adaptation (likely in PAL 3.0) to fix this without custom code.

In order to preserve settings after upgrades, you will have to go to Options and press the import button at the bottom. If using 7.2.1, copy everything in Data\userdir to Data\userdir\7.2.1 (7.3+ will sort this way). When browsing, choose "All Files" instead of zip files, and choose the userdir\whatever.version.number (EX: userdir\7.2.1). Check all settings and let the app restart.

This is a continuation of the following Development Test:
https://portableapps.com/node/24381

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Ruby Support!

Saw the Eclipse Dev Test today and was sad I'd have to build my own DLTK version if I wanted ruby support. NetBeans is awesome for supporting Ruby!

It'd be awesome to have Aptana 3.X portable available as well for every major language having an IDE on here, but really this suffices. Thanks for the hard work.

-- Fate grins in the eye of he who reasons.

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Eclipse Plugins

DLTK/Ruby is available as an Eclipse plugin.
You know Aptana is just a plugin for Eclipse, right?

Previously known as kAlug.

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You're welcome. Anyway, I've

You're welcome. Anyway, I've been waiting for word on official JDK support, as any of these Java based IDE need it.

I managed to make a Java JDK installer, but it overwrites jPortable (I take advantage of the jPortable support in PortableApps).

I know they want to support OpenJDK, but would be nice to have paths built in for OpenJDK and the normal JDK (like Browser Launchers have added paths for stuff like Silverlight which isn't yet portable).

Maybe I can figure out how to code my installer as a plugin for Netbeans as opposed to putting it in CommonFiles.

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Anyone have a list of file

Anyone have a list of file extensions that should be added to this? I can't seem to find a good way of enumerating them.

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7.2 broke the userdir switch.

7.2 broke the userdir switch. I need to find a new way to redirect this.

For now I can copy the folder back and forth, but would be better to redirect somehow.

Edit: Done

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Are you sure Netbeans 7.2

Are you sure Netbeans 7.2 broke the userdir switch? I just tested it and was successfully able to change the userdir by adding --userdir C:\MyOtherUserdir

http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqAlternateUserdir#Changing_the_userdir

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Should clarify that.

Should clarify that. --userdir works but leaves .superId in AppData\Roaming\NetBeans, and you still have to redirect cache.

Anyway I redirected cache. With --userdir, only .superId is left. I just delete it as it is useless to keep.

Latest version fixes everything while using --userdir, but I now install plugins to userdir as opposed to global. Global installs go to App\netbeans\extra. I do not save this folder from elimination on upgrade anymore, so users may want to clean install the app.

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Have you tried this solution

Have you tried this solution then? There's a config line you can add to change where netbeans stores that file.

http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=179820

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I used to use that switch,

I used to use that switch, but it didn't help. The last Netbeans version had it.

Also, netbeans doesn't seem to make the .netbeans folder anymore anyway, which is what that bug references.

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Gah, that is annoying. There

Gah, that is annoying. There should be a bug filed on this, I doubt the devs intended for Netbeans\.superid to be unchangeable.

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Just a note on dev test numbering

Every time you release a new version of the portable package you should increment the dev test number, unless it is an update of the base app in which case you should reset the dev test number to 1.

Using this scheme your releases would then look like:
7.2 Development Test 2 (2012-08-24) ...
7.2 Development Test 1 (2012-07-26) ...
7.1.2 Development Test 2 (2012-07-23) ...
7.1.2 Development Test 1 (2012-06-29) ...
7.1 Development Test 1 (2012-01-15) ...

If someone were to report a bug with 7.2 dev test 1, would it be the one released on 2012-08-24, or 2012-07-26? It opens up the possibility of you wasting your time trying to identify/recreate bugs that existed in the 2012-07-26 release that you never encountered, when you are using the 2012-08-24 release in which the bugs had inadvertently been fixed.

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Given that Netbeans is

Given that Netbeans is hell-bent on breaking settings every release, but allowing manual import of previous settings if in a non-local location, I will be storing them in userdir\%VERSION% from now on.

I am working on 7.3.

If you want to retain settings, please open the userdir folder, create a 7.2.1 folder, copy everything in userdir to that, then import those when using 7.3.

I expect something to go wrong though...

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Hard Coding Path to JDK

It seems to me that the JDK/JRE path in Netbeans Portable should default to the default installation path for Windows. If Netbeans does not find it there, Netbeans should then ask the user for the path.

As it stands now, I have to have the JDK/JRE in my Netbeans Portable folder, even though some machines already have it installed.

Also, could directions be posted for integrating the OpenJDKPortable with Netbeans Portable?

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I wanted to keep things

I wanted to keep things simple and not put a bunch of custom code in to try and find java.

Simply having OpenJDK Dev Test installed in the default location should be enough.

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Issue with a plugin

For those who install the netbeans plugins, be careful.

I'm not sure which plugin caused it but it set absolute paths to my JAR files which means when I run it on a system with a different drive letter it breaks.

You can fix it by changing the drive letter to match but this is only a temporary fix.

CODYQX4, if you wish to have further details then feel free to contact me.

ps, most plugins install fine using relative paths to the JAR files. I wish i could let people know which one to avoid but i honestly dont know.

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This is the issue with

This is the issue with extensible IDE. It is impossible to cover all plugins, some badly designed.

Could you tell me which plugin to see if it is a general fix or tied to the plugin?

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Netbeans 8.0

Hi!

First of all, congratulations for the hard work!

Netbeans 8.0 is out, can we expect a Netbeans 8.0 Portable any time soon?
I don't want to push or anything, just wanted to know if I can hope for it any time soon.

Thanks again for the nice work!

Make love, not war!

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I've done a lot of scaling

I've done a lot of scaling back on app work here, but I may be able to reupload.

It is hard to get testing feedback, and with such a large app, I could have lots of bugs in it right now.

Anyway, if 8.0 will run on OpenJDK, I might make a setup soon.

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If you want, I can help with

If you want, I can help with the testing.
Make a package with Netbeans 8.0 (don't make it public) and send it to me, I will use it and get back to you with the results.

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Testing v8

Hello,

Same here, you can send me the beta version of this package.
I'll test it.

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I'm ceasing development

I'm ceasing development officially on anything I have here for the moment due to lack of time and interest.

However, I may dump new stuff into the SkyDrive. I will keep the posted version alongside the latest.

So there is an 8.0 there now as well as 7.4.

If anyone wants to take over any app in my SkyDrive, you have my permission.

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Access to your Sky Drive

And how can we access your Sky Drive?

Make love, not war!

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Any Portable App by me goes

Any Portable App by me goes to a folder there that you DL from, and shows everything even if I haven't posted it here.

It is a Publicly viewable folder on my SkyDrive.

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OK

I see, thanks!

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NetBeans 8.0 SE is Available

NetBeans 8.0 SE Portable is available on SourceForge.

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How to Install Plugin for Netbeans Portable

Master, please tell me ho to install manually plugin for portable netbeans. thanks before

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