Netbeans 6.0 Beta 2 - first Smoke Test

I just switched all my projects from Netbeans 6.0 Beta 1 to Beta 2. Some observations:

  1. The startup is faster. Instead of 40 seconds, it boots in 20 (with several Java EE projects and the UML plugin installed). With the -J-Xverify:none (thank you michael for the hint)  setting in etc/netbeans.conf even in 15 seconds.
  2. The IDE feels a lot faster and more responsive in general.
  3. All projects, settings (e.g. application servers, subversion) etc. were loaded by Beta 2 without any problems. I just pointed Beta2 to the same directory as Beta 1. For this puspose the netbeans.conf has to be slighlty changed (the  entry: "netbeans_default_userdir").
So Netbeans 6.0b2 works so far - I'm going to deinstalling Beta 1 :-)


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Unfortunately the Visual Web Module looks partly broken to me. Had downloaded the nightly build of 20071020 before - it was doing better than beta 2.

There seems a lot to be done, if they want to keep the Nov. 28 release date

Posted by Bernd Zimmermann on October 26, 2007 at 08:37 PM CEST #

Really?

I guess you mean the "Visual Web Pack".

I built with Beta2 several sample applications and imported some 5.5.1 / 6b1 projects as well. There was no difference - except it was faster.
Even during a Java EE 5 workshop most of the 18 developers switched from b1 to b2 - it ran on most machines faster and more stable. I'm using b2 now and I'm happy with it.

However - working with nightly builds is not a bad idea :-)

Posted by Adam Bien on October 27, 2007 at 02:48 PM CEST #

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