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From Rick Hegarty <>
Subject Re: NetBeans 9.0 VC2 build artefacts uploaded to for NetCAT
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:07:19 GMT
I spent about 90 minutes testing VC2:

   - I chose not to import 8.2 settings (since Glenn did), and installed
   - No plugins were available, but 44 plugins were already installedI
   created, debugged and tested Java 9 and Java 10 applications with no
   - I created, debugged and tested Java 9 and Java 10 applications with no
   - JDK Javadoc help worked fine, but clicking the Help button on any
   NetBeans window (e.g. Tools > Options) does nothing.
   - Moving and docking windows, and changing fonts and colors all worked
   - All my usual keyboard shortcuts worked fine.
   - Like Glenn, I noticed some unnecessarily small fonts in various
   places. For example: Tools > Options > Fonts & Colors > Versioning: "*Some
   colors may not be....*"
   - Using Maven worked fine.
   - One strange minor issue: after creating a couple of Java applications
   and then restarting NetBeans the *Start Page > My NetBeans* incorrectly
   reported *<no recent project>*
   - *Start Page > Take A Tour *and  *Start Page > What's New  *send me to
   NetBeans 8.x pages in the browser.
   - *Start Page > Featured Demo* sends me to a dead YouTube link.
   - A very minor point, but some of the links on *Start Page > What's New
   > News & Tutorials *are over 4 years old!
   - There was just one exception in the IDE Log. It occurred when I tried
   to check for plugins:

usage: InstallPlugins
INFO [org.netbeans.modules.autoupdate.updateprovider.DownloadListener]:
Reading URL
failed ( Connection timed out: connect)
INFO [org.netbeans.modules.autoupdate.ui.Utilities]: Connection timed out:
connect Connection timed out: connect
at Method)

   - I realize that most of the issues I am detailing are fairly minor, and
   may not be specific to VC2.
   - No plugins and no NetBeans Help are the only two significant issues
   that I found with VC2.


On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 7:03 PM, Glenn Holmer <>

> On 07/05/2018 07:34 AM, Emilian Bold wrote:
> > Build artefacts for NetCAT are available here:
> Imported 8.2 settings, installed nb-javac, everything seems very smooth.
> Worked on a Swing program under JDK10 for about an hour, debugged,
> profiled, gitted, &c., no problems.
> The only thing that really stuck out is the splash during updates
> ("updating... turning on modules..."); the font that shows those
> messages is infinitesimally small.
> --
> Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
> "After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."
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