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Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 Beta is the Apache NetBeans incubator release of the NetBeans Java SE IDE, i.e., the NetBeans Platform that underpins NetBeans IDE, released as Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 Alpha, together with all the features and tools applicable to general Java development – including Java Swing, JavaFX, and the support created specifically for Java 9, i.e., JShell, JLink, and Jigsaw.

Tasks to be completed for Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 Beta to be released:

  • clear out Rat: https://builds.apache.org/job/incubator-netbeans-linux/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/nbbuild/build/rat-report.txt
  • clear out the problems in verify-libs-and-licenses (run 'ant verify-libs-and-licenses' in the root to get the report), specifically solve GPL usage:
    • mysql-connector-java-5.1.23: https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans/pull/294  NETBEANS-70 - Remove bundled mysql db driver Resolved
    • hibernate-4.3.1:  NETBEANS-171 - Remove Hibernate from Project due to GPL license Closed
    • nb-javac:  LEGAL-279 - Apache NetBeans optional Java cluster depending on external GPLv2+CPE nb-javac module Closed
    • nb-jshell: compile-time only, it's not part of the distribution (Svata Dedic)
    • beansbinding-1.2.1:  NETBEANS-172 - Handle GPL library o.jdesktop.beansbinding Closed
    • jaxws-2.2.6: dual licensed, CDDL (drop the GPL)
    • jaxb-2.2.x: dual licensed, CDDL (drop the GPL)
  • look at DEPENDENCIES and other files, if there are any issues, fix them
  • start the IDE, and check the licenses shown (Accept License dialog), texts, About window, etc. make sense (fix what does not)
    • See NETBEANS-71 - Change title bar to "Apache NetBeans (incubating)" Resolved   (no PR yet)
    • See NETBEANS-144 - Wrong splash and about images, and text in NetBeans RCP About Dialog Resolved (PR275)
  • folks have some bugs reported with label Java9-IDE. We need to decide whether those absolutely need to be fixed for the first/beta release – though probably not.
  • complete analysis of impact of those files that were removed prior to donation. (wiki link)

Kanban board:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/RapidBoard.jspa?rapidView=219

Related issues:

NETBEANS-54 - Clarify the status of donated files from ApacheNetBeansDonation1.zip Open

After Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 Beta is released, the NetCAT community will begin its process, after which Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 will be released.

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