Posts for the month of July 2009

Scala Plugin for NetBeans: Scala 2.8 Snapshot

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Don't forget to download a fresh Scala 2.8.0-snapshot from scala-lang.org (you may want to track the progress of 2.8.0 once a week etc), and set SCALA_HOME, PATH environment to point to the installation of it.

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During the weekend, I built a fresh Scala 2.8.0 snapshot. With  ticket #2163 fixed in 18 hours (great job, Scala team), I got a Scala plugin for NetBeans that works under Scala 2.8.0. I then re-built whole Erlang plugin (which is written in Scala), by fixing some minor incompatible issues, it works too.

So, at least, Scala 2.8 seems stable enough for writing a NetBeans plugin now.

Here's a snapshot showing some new features of 2.8.0

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If you are eager to have some taste of Scala 2.8.0 with NetBeans plugin, and is patient to keep another NetBeans nightly version on your machine, then, wait for one more day from now for NetBeans hudson to build whole things, download the lasted NetBeans nightly version, and install "Scala Kit" module via "Update Center".

Don't forget to download a fresh Scala 2.8.0-snapshot (you may want to track the progress of 2.8.0) from scala-lang.org, and maintain your SCALA_HOME, and PATH environment for different Scala versions

BTW, if I have time, I'll begin to rewrite this plugin in Scala, on 2.8.0