NetBeans 6.0 doesn’t play well with the SCM kiddies

NetBeans 6.0 doesn’t play well with the SCM kiddies

After initially enjoying a fresh new IDE in NetBeans 6.0 M9, I started to hit a wall with source code management tools like CVS and Subversion.  For a start, where is the wonderful ‘Synchronize with Repository’ function that I have come to rely on?  OK, there is ‘Show Differences’, but the usability (or lack thereof) of the NetBeans IDE is almost comical.

Inevitably there are directories that you never want to synchronize, and the joy of Eclipse is that I ‘remove from view’ and then just keep on refreshing and only check in and out the objects I am interested in.  Nice.

Coupled with a few interesting errors with Subversion (read: delete entire local copy and start again) for both myself and Nick and I think it is fair to say that my affair with NetBeans is over.

And don’t get me started on the lack of ‘Find Resource…’.
  • Roman Strobl
    Posted at 22:34h, 23 May Reply

    Hi, do you use ‘find resource’ to open any file? If yes, there’s a new plug-in for that for NetBeans 6.0:

    As for Versioning systems, this is work in progress… so try NetBeans later, we are rewriting the versioning support projects to the new APIs.

    Thanks for giving NetBeans a try!

  • Mark J
    Posted at 09:37h, 24 May Reply

    I did try this plugin:

    It didn’t seem to install under OS X, but it did work under Windows.

    Good to hear that there is work going on for the Versioning systems. The Eclipse Synchronize functionality is really very good so I hope you can go one better.

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