NetBeans 6.7.1 Updates. UML, Woodstock, and SOA for NetBeans 6.8. Solution?
I wrote about problems getting updates for NetBeans 6.7.1. I also wrote about dropping support for UML, VisualWeb (a.k.a Woodstock), and SOA/JBI/BPEL modules in NetBeans 6.8. It looks like found a solution for both problems.
Problem 1: Unable to get beta updates for NetBeans 6.7.1 (includes VisualWeb/Woodstock, UML, SOA/JBI/BPEL, XML, Python modules and extras).
Solution: Point your “NetBeans Beta” update center from http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.7.1/uc/final/beta/catalog.xml.gz to http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/6.7.1/fixes/2010-04-10_20-12-29/uc2/catalog.xml.gz . Please note the timestamp in the URL, hence, it may work for initial installation only. Not sure if this will work for subsequent updates.
Problem 2: NetBeans dropped support for favorite modules like VisualWeb/Woodstock, UML, SOA/JBI/BPEL.
Solution: Point your “NetBeans Beta” update center from http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.8/uc/final/beta/catalog.xml.gz to http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/6.8/fixes/2010-04-25_18-00-23/uc2/catalog.xml.gz . Please note the timestamp in the URL, hence, it may work for initial installation only. Not sure if this will work for subsequent updates.
Disclaimer: I have not tested these solutions yet. Please use caution.
Still no response from NetBeans.
Update (Apr 28, 2010): I got response from NetBeans about an hour after I posted this message. They are migrating the server to a new data center and right now they are using their backup servers.
Update (Apr 30, 2010): Updates are back online. The updates above are gone. On top of that I checked the UML project, and the latest commit was in January 2010. There is no guarantee that those updates would allow the UML plug-in to work in NetBeans 6.8.