Hi all,

Please vote on releasing Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating) rc3! If
this voting passes, another similar voting will be started on
gene...@incubator.apache.org, and if that passes too, then we can
release this version.

Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating) constitutes all the modules in
the Apache NetBeans Git repo, which together provide the NetBeans
Platform (i.e., the underlying application framework), which was
released as Apache NetBeans 9.0 Alpha (incubating), as well as all the
modules that provide the Java SE-related features of Apache NetBeans.
In short, Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating) is a full IDE for Java
SE development.

Build artifacts available here:

https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/netbeans/incubating-netbeans-java/incubating-9.0-beta-rc3/

The specific artifact to be voted on:

https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/netbeans/incubating-netbeans-java/incubating-9.0-beta-rc3/incubating-netbeans-java-9.0-beta-source.zip

Included in the above are the DEPENDENCIES, DISCLAIMER, LICENSE, and
NOTICE files, as well as a README file with build instructions, which
are the same as these:

https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans/blob/master/README.md

Note: NetBeans license violation checks are managed via the
rat-exclusions.txt file:

https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans/blob/master/nbbuild/rat-exclusions.txt

MD5: af44cc0e8d947c468c646bdc38ebe2c1
SHA1: 96974a6c59957fb3d8ff18b9dd8a9323ddb00968

KEYS file:

https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/netbeans/KEYS

Apache NetBeans Git Repo tag: 9.0-beta-rc3:

https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans/tree/9.0-beta-rc3

Rat report shows no unknown licenses, except for license files:

https://builds.apache.org/job/incubator-netbeans-release/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/rat-java-temp/nbbuild/build/rat-report.txt

The license files listed in the Rat report are known and an issue
exists for solving this:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NETBEANS-305

Other issues including the above to be resolved relating to licensing
are listed here:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+NetBeans+9.0+Beta+rc3

Included as a convenience is a binary, not relevant for the voting
purposes, but as a convenience only, unzip it and run it and you'll
see Apache NetBeans:

https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/netbeans/incubating-netbeans-java/incubating-9.0-beta-rc3/incubating-netbeans-java-9.0-beta-bin.zip

New & Noteworthy features of the 9.0 Release:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+NetBeans+9.0+New+and+Noteworthy

Just like the Alpha release, the Beta release is focused specifically
on IP clearance:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+NetBeans+9.0+Beta

Changes between rc1 and rc2 — binaries wrongly included in source zip
have been removed:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NETBEANS-276

Changes between rc2 and rc3 — mainly licensing related issues:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+NetBeans+9.0+Beta+rc3

How (and what) to try out the Beta release:

1. Download the artifact to be voted on and unzip it.
2. Build it using the README provided by the artifact.
3. Look in nbbuild/netbeans for the NetBeans installation created by
the build process.
4. Run the NetBeans executable and (if you're running on JDK 8) you'll
be prompted to install nb-javac, after agreeing to its licensing
terms, and (if you're running on JDK 9), you'll be able to use javac
directly from JDK 9 and, optionally, you'll be prompted to install
nb-javac, after agreeing to its licensing terms.

If the above succeeds, i.e., Apache NetBeans installs and starts up,
you will have a development environment that complies with Apache IP
requirements and you should vote +1 in this thread. Bugs you encounter
are irrelevant for the Beta release, after Beta, when the final
release is put together, the bug fixing will begin via the NetCAT
program.

Please try out the package, using the instructions above, and vote!

The vote is open for a minimum of 72 hours or until the necessary
number of votes (3 binding +1s) is reached.

[ ] +1 Release this package as Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating)
[ ] 0 I don't feel strongly about it, but I'm okay with the release
[ ] -1 Do not release this package because...

Please add "(binding)" if your vote is binding, i.e., you are an
Apache NetBeans committer, i.e., your name is on this page:
https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/NetBeansProposal, although note the
only real binding votes in the incubator are those of the IPMC, i.e.,
in the next vote thread, after this one passes.

Geertjan
on behalf of the Apache NetBeans PPMC

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