If you do not want to install any extensions or plug-ins, there is a way how you can browse your browser history faster. The history frame has the following URL: chrome://history-frame/#page=N, where N is the page number. For example, chrome://history-frame/#page=24. From here you can just try to do a binary search.
My desktop got frozen and I had to restart it. After the restart I could not start Eclipse with my workspace, although it could start with newly created workspaces. I tried this (with the right link to the Restorer). Nothing worked (the Restorer did not even start). Here is the solution that worked for me. Delete “.snap” file under “C:\path\myworkspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources” (where C:\path\myworkspace is an example of a path to the workspace) and start Eclipse with your workspace.
Note: This worked for version 3.5.2.
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.
This is getting worse. A couple of months ago I installed NetBeans 6.7.1 from OpenESB. From there I added the UML plug-in (http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.7.1/uc/final/beta/modules/uml6/org-netbeans-modules-uml-kit.nbm). Today I wanted to add this plug-in on another computer. Guess what? All updates for 6.7.1 are gone. http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.7.1/ returns “Not Found”. The link for 6.7 works. Is this a temporary problem or permanent mess?
If you use NetBeans 6.7.1, update your update sites to point to 6.7, if you get this problem.
Update (Apr 30, 2010): Updates are back online.