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Introduction

Welcome to the Apache NetBeans IDE community acceptance testing (NetCAT) initiative! If you have not heard about NetCAT before, please read what it's all about. Simply put, the goal of NetCAT program is to get early feedback on the main features and confirmation from NetBeans community that quality of the product is ready for the official release.

Time Schedule

This is a rough plan of important announcements, milestones and tasks scheduled for the following couple of months that the NetCAT program typically takes.


Start DateDescription
2018-09-25Preparation - schedule, pages, Synergy (2 days)
2018-09-27NetCAT 10.0 invitation sent, volunteers start joining
2018-09-28Creation of tribes (4 days)
2018-10-02Review of existing test specs and creation of new ones where required (1 week)
2018-10-08Full testing of 1st voting candidate build starts (3 weeks)
2018-10-29Community Acceptance survey opened (2 weeks)
2018-11-05Apache NetBeans 10.0 GA build check (3 days)
2018-11-09PPMC thread for GA build started
2018-11-12IPMC thread for GA build started
2018-11-12NetCAT satisfaction survey (4 days)
2018-11-15Apache NetBeans 10.0 released
2018-11-16NetCAT 10.0 closed

  • Synergy - test specifications and test run management system for the NetCAT program
  • NetCAT participants - list of volunteers who signed up to participate in the NetCAT program
  • NetCAT tribes - overview of teams responsible for respective functionality areas in the Apache NetBeans IDE
  • JIRA dashboard - main dashboard providing basic statistics about quality of the Apache NetBeans IDE
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