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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscr...@netbeans.incubator.apache.org For additional commands, e-mail: dev-h...@netbeans.incubator.apache.org For further information about the NetBeans mailing lists, visit: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Mailing+lists