Wednesday, December 05, 2007

My NetBeans, has changed its appearance...

... and it has the same bright look and feel as the new NetBeans website. Which is fresh, but to be honest, I liked the other more darker look and feel with all its transitions better.
The home page title is set to HP, why? Probably it's short for 'Home Page'?

It all works better now and I was able to add a picture to my profile, which wasn't possible in the previous version, at least I got an error all the time I tried it.
There are some minor issues that need ironing out and some bigger issues that need to be fixed, but all in all it is a great website.
Still, seeing that my NetBeans Collaboration buddies are online (in NetBeans Collaboration) might be a great addition. Have them added as friends automatically would be fun. Something like Xbox Live.

I noticed that you can't remove friends anymore, or at least it is not very obvious how to do so. I have Lukas added twice as a friend, and I think once is sufficient. Free up some screen real-estate for other friends.

I guess I start filing some issues on the site and see it improve quickly to a really nice community website. Social NetBeaning.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

NB 6 was released, I almost went back to RC2... really.


As you know, NetBeans 6 has been officially released yesterday, and as a true NetCAT member I was feeling rather proud because I was an active member of the team that used NB6 in it's final stages before going gold.
So I downloaded it and installed the real deal, and fired it up and rediscovered my JavaME emulators and opened my projects. And than it struck me, it was really the same thing. Not noticeably faster than RC2, not slower. Same colors everywhere. Just the same.
So I started up my project, deployment to Glassfish, the same instance I had used throughout the NetCAT period and guess what. Nothing happened but a big fat stacktrace in my OUTPUT window, in NetBeans. Referring me to the server logs, which didn't say anything more than that the app server was running fine. Yipes! That's not good.
Quickly firing up RC2 and trying the same thing, and it all ran fine. Double Yipes! That's really not good at all.

So I was thinking: Do I go back to Rc2 and work with that version, waiting for the first service pack, or uninstall everything, including Glassfish and Tomcat and reinstall NB6 and try it all again. I opted for the latter and fortunately, all is working fine now.

And guess what; it is really as good if not better than Rc2.