"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." (Robert A. Heinlein)

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Netbeans 6.8 on the EEEPC

I recently updated Netbeans, installed on the EEEPC 900, to the latest released version. I first downloaded it from Netbeans download page. I usually prefer to download the base version, since I don't know preventively what I'm going to experiment and which plug-ins I'm going to need.
Installing Netbeans has been so only matter of executing the downloaded file

chmod +x netbeans-6.8-ml-javase-linux.sh
sudo ./netbeans-6.8-ml-javase-linux.sh
the installation then started and, after agreeing with the usual license, I selected the installation path and the SDK to be used.

The installation process completed flawlessly. And the program was so ready for another hello-world
I'm used working with Eclipse at work but, when I'm experimenting on the EEEPC, I definitively prefer using Netbeans because I feel it more responsive and better suited to the EEEPC small screen.
That's all for now, I'll start soon installing some plug-in and begin some experimenting.