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NetBeans Plugin Update Center

The NetBeans plugins.netbeans.org site has been down for another weekend and has been down again today. This isn’t ideal as we like the convenience the official plugin center affords in our update process. However, this blocks installs and updates of our plugin most of which originate from NetBeans.

As a workaround we decided to relaunch our own update center which we will manually update with each plugin to allow you to install the plugin even when NetBeans is down. The URL for this update center is https://www.codenameone.com/files/netbeans/updates.xml

Setting Up The New Update Center

Select Tools -> Plugins in the menu
Figure 1. Select ToolsPlugins in the menu
Select the Settings tab and click Add
Figure 2. Select the Settings tab and click Add
Type in #Codename One# as the name and enter the update center URL
Figure 3. Type in Codename One as the name and enter the update center URL https://www.codenameone.com/files/netbeans/updates.xml
You can now proceed to install Codename One just like in the getting started video
Figure 4. You can now proceed to install Codename One just like in the getting started video

Should I Use This or The Update Center?

We prefer you use the update center from NetBeans. We think having one official source for plugins is convenient and the fact that the install process is simpler (just type codename) is a huge plus.

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Posted by Shai Almog

Shai is the co-founder of Codename One. He's been a professional programmer for over 25 years. During that time he has worked with dozens of companies including Sun Microsystems.
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