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If you are using NetBeans 7.1 or 7.1.1, you can now use Portal Pack plugins in your IDE. Because of a library mismatch the previous Portal Pack 3.0.5 binary was not working with NetBeans 7.1. Finally I have compiled Portal Pack sources with latest NetBeans 7.1/7.1.1.

You can now download Portal Pack 3.0.5 Beta binaries for NetBeans 7.1/7.1.1 from Portal Pack project site.

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Portal Pack 3.0.5 Beta for NetBeans IDE 7 is now available for download.

Few changes

  • Compatible with NetBeans IDE 7.x
  • Works with maven based web project
  • Works with Liferays maven projects
  • Service builder plug-in is compatible with Liferay 6.0.4 and later

I have released this as beta to address any major regressions before the main release. You can submit issues here.

I got few comments in my previous blog that the Service Builder functionality is broken in Portal Pack 3.0.4 & Liferay 6.0.5. After a  little investigation, I found that there are few changes in the new liferay release in service builder part.  I will fix that issue in the next release.

It is a regression and due to lack of QA resources, we could not test it.

Meanwhile, I would really like to know from the users that what are the features you are using most in Portal Pack ?  And any area where you want improvement ? These information are really critical for the next release, as I don’t have much bandwidth to develop and test everything 😦 . So based on your feedback I can priorities the areas and will make sure those would be tested properly in future releases.

Also based on your feedback, if there are more users using service builder plugin in Portal Pack, I will try to do a better integration for service builder plugin in Portal Pack.

Also if  you have any new suggestions or if you would like to contribute to this project in any way like QA or development, please let me know.

Cheers !!!

Updated:

There is a workaround or alternative which is little tricky.

– Please download the  servicebuilder.jar  from http://portalpack.netbeans.org/servicebuilder.jar

– Go to your ~userhome/.netbeans/6.9/ directory

– Remove the existing servicebuilder directory

-Unjar the downloaded jar inside ~userhome/.netbeans/6.9 directory

-Now try to generate the service without restarting NetBeans. It should work.

But if you restart your NetBeans, the servicebuilder directory will be overwritten with the default files. So you need to follow the above steps again.

I am pleased to announce that a new version Portal Pack 3.0.4 is now available for download. There was a long gap between Portal Pack 3.0.3 and 3.0.4 release because of various reasons.  But this new version is aimed to be compatible with NetBeans 6.9, Liferay 6 and also latest version of Portlet Container.

So here are some key features

Many thanks to Deepak for helping me for this release.

If you want to contribute any new feature or doc, you can leave a message here in this blog or send a mail to  portalpack at contrib.netbeans.org

FYI, This project is no longer sponsored by Sun/Oracle.