Netbeans 6.0m2 - first impression

I downloaded netbeans 6.0m2 as a zip. I only unzipped the archive and started netbeans (I do not like installers which probably pollute the windows registry). It just worked. Also my glassfish-cvs workspace (netbeans 6.0m1) was recognized.
It seems like the the repositories or sessions are not fully compatible: 

java.lang.ClassCastException: org.netbeans.mdr.persistence.MOFID
 at org.netbeans.modules.javacore.jmiimpl.javamodel.JavaClassImpl.setName(
 at org.netbeans.jmi.javamodel.JavaClass$Impl.setName(Unknown Source)

The exception occured only once so it wasn't a big problem. It seems like the netbeans 6.0m2 is a little bit faster. The glassfish-integration still works well and is sufficient for my purposes (log file interceptor and simple JMX-browser).

Netbeans looks also great with substance L & F ([1], [2]) - but all milestones should be shipped with napkin as default :-).

What's also cool':

Try also: strg + alt + enter

Windows can be also undocked - I'm working with multiscreens - its very useful then.


What is it with this Substance thing? It's butt ugly but no one has the hart to tell so?!

Posted by Annonumous on August 27, 2006 at 01:33 AM CEST #


substance is a look and feel which is very flexible and can be configured for your needs. With Swing you can easily use other LAFs.

Posted by Adam Bien on August 27, 2006 at 02:50 AM CEST #

>It's butt ugly but no one has the hart to tell so?!

seems like Annonumous is one of them :-)

the problem with substance is that many pre defined themes are very colorfull. Many people have the wrong picture of substance. You can configure in substance nearly everything.
You can interpolate between themes, choose your titlebar renderer, switch between button shader, watermarks, animation...

In my opinion substance is one of the best open source L&Fs available and compareable with commercial L&Fs

By the way nearly all constructive critisism/idears of the community have made it into the next substance release.

@Annonumous thats the reason why i dont find it fair to say such things anonym

Posted by Michael Bien on August 27, 2006 at 03:13 PM CEST #


thank you for your comment. I also like Substance, but it is very easy to switch it off. So there is no issue.

Annonumous is not ANONYMOUS, because his name is annonumous. I guest it is his first name :-).

Posted by Adam Bien on August 27, 2006 at 05:02 PM CEST #

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