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NetBeans 6.7


Re-base to NetBeans 6.7.1 (we made a decision to package 6.7.1 instead of 6.7)


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Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 12
  • Last updated: 2009-11-16
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Latest successful Koji builds:

Detailed Description

NetBeans IDE 6.7 is a significant update of NetBeans 6.5 and includes the following changes:

  • Maven support for the creation of plugins and web services as well as support for POM and J2EE
  • Kenai integration enables the creation and editing of Kenai hosted projects from within the IDE
  • PHP improvements include Selenium support and SQL code completion
  • C++ support for profiling, Qt library, code refactoring and macro expansion
  • Web API Gateway plug-in enables consumption of Web APIs in applications
  • Java ME support for CDC projects in the bundled Java ME SDK 3.0

For more about this release, see:

Benefit to Fedora

Latest features of the NetBeans will be available to developers on the Fedora platform.


There are several extra packages that the netbeans package depends on. Many of these packages with required versions are already in Fedora. We'll make a decision about either patching the NetBeans software or updating/adding extra packages after additional investigation in short time.

How To Test

All the NetBeans components are shipped for Fedora after full in-house test cycle. Java platform on Fedora has passed tests of the Java Compatibility Kit. Therefore, there are minimal risks that behavior of the NetBeans will be changed if the components are correctly installed. Hence, additionally required tests should be focused on the following aspects:

  • Meeting the NetBeans packages with common requirements for the Fedora packages.
  • Installation of the NetBeans packages and all related packages on a target version of the Fedora platform.
  • Launching the NetBeans IDE via both Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Installation of additional NetBeans modules via an ad hoc Update Center that is established by NetBeans for its Fedora distribution.

User Experience

The NetBeans IDE is oriented on wide audience of developers from beginners up to experts. Each of them can find useful set of the development tools that are embedded in the IDE or can be integrated with. The NetBeans IDE is the modular system and it can be configured according to user needs.


See Dependency tree in Bugzilla. We'll give a more precise definition of the Dependency tree in short time.

Contingency Plan

None necessary. Both the NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform extend a stack of the Java applications on the Fedora platform.


The NetBeans is shipped with the on-line documentation in forms of JavaDoc, JavaHelp, HTML and textual files. Prepared packages provide all this documentation.

The NetBeans project also supports Internet resources, including the knowledge base and wiki.

Release Notes

See the section Detailed Description for info about essential changes in the NetBeans 6.7 release.

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