As you may know, I'm the maintainer of Java packages in openSUSE.
For last several weeks, I have worked on new netbeans package for openSUSE.
The current situation is bad, because we have two different packages:
1.) One out dated in non-free repository
2.) One up-to-date in Education, but not built from source code
I used netbeans specfile created by Sun's developers for Fedora and Mandriva
and imported all other necessary dependencies (freemarker, lucene, hsqldb,
excalibur-*, ...), so this package have a good quality and should be
Those packages was submitted to Factory. Some of them are in, some are in
internal pre-Factory repository, some are still waiting on legal review and
netbeans itself and netbeans-subversion are waiting on changes in subversion
package, which needs to be propagated in Factory.
The new netbeans package (including dependencies) is currently available in
Java:packages  BuildService project. I spent some effort to make it
building on openSUSE 11.1 too to make it easier for you to test it. The
Factory version is now blocked by another update of toolchain, so the 11.1
should be installable immediately.
This version will replace the netbeans package in nonfree repository in
openSUSE 11.2. It would be nice if Education project will use it too, but not
sure what they exactly needs.
So please try to install and test this new netbeans package and let me know if
anything is wrong. In current build the binary file is missing in /usr/bin. To
start of netbeans please use:
BTW: I'm going to vacation and I'll be back on Monday, so I'll be unable to
Thanks for your help
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