Application Development: Labs Gallery: NetBeans 6.7 IDE Provides Inroad to Sun's Project Kenai

 
 
By Jeff Cogswell  |  Posted 2009-07-20
 
 
 

Labs Gallery: NetBeans 6.7 IDE Provides Inroad to Sun's Project Kenai

 

Labs Gallery: NetBeans 6.7 IDE Provides Inroad to Sun's Project Kenai

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The NetBeans IDE has many new features, and one of the most interesting is integration with the Project Kenai collaboration site.

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Project Kenai includes its own Website, which you can use by itself or from within the IDE. If you access the features from the IDE, it's still a good idea to be familiar with how the Website itself works.

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You can log into the Project Kenai site from within the IDE, giving you full access to its features.

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Once logged in, you can search for projects that you'd like to work on, or even create a new project.

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After locating a project, you can click its Details link, which will open the Web browser and show you details about the project. You can then switch back to the IDE to access the project's source code.

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Inside the IDE, you can, among other things, download the source code though a Subversion client.

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The dialog for downloading the code requires the path to the project (but this is by default already filled in for you).

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You can optionally create a local project file to go with the source code you downloaded if one isn't already included.

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The IDE also supports full integration with the Bugzilla issue tracking program running on the Kenai site.

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