Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adding Groovy File Compilation To Any Netbeans Project

Many of you may already be aware that adding support for groovy file
compilation in any Netbeans project is easy. You can easily adjust the
build file to use the groovyc compiler. For those of you who do not know
how to do this, simply perform the following:

1) Adjust build.xml by adding the following target:

<target name="-pre-compile">
  classpath="${your.netbeans.groovy.library.classpath}" />
  <groovyc destdir="${classes.dir}"
  classpath="${ your.netbeans.groovy.library.classpath}"
  jointcompilationoptions="-j -Jsource=1.5 -Jtarget=1.5">

2) Compile your project as normal!

All .groovy files will be compiled into Java...seamless integration. If you
are already using the "-pre-compile" target for another task, then name it
something else and adjust the build-impl.xml accordingly to include the new

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

NetCAT 6.5 - Keeping Busy!

NetCAT 6.5 just started yesterday and I can say that there is a great group of Netbeans users from the community testing! This is sure to be a stellar release of the IDE, and if you've downloaded and tried M1 I am sure you will agree.

As Roman Strobl and Greg Sporar say...Happy Netbeaning...

Jython 2.5 Alpha Released!

Frank Wierzbicki of Sun Microsystems has just announced the release of Jython 2.5 Alpha 1. Click on the link above for the download...

More to come once I have a chance to play with it a while...

Monday, July 07, 2008

Netbeans 6.5 M1 Is Out!

Download it and start testing today! I downloaded the IDE this morning and I've been using it for most of the day. I have to say that it is in great shape! I especially love the added Groovy editor and faster startup time. Another great point is that I had no issues with importing projects and settings from 6.1.

Another great Netbeans release is on it's way!