Okay I’m still on the hunt for the elusive dark colour look-and-feel for NetBeans. I found this site that has great information about the NimROD L&F. This sets the widgets to a dark colour (or you could customise your own colours with NimROD).
Note that this is separate from the NetBeans colour themes which control editor colours. For that, I quite like Twilight and Aloha, although each needs tweaking to fix highlight colours for things such as breakpoints and step colours, or for highlighting code differences. Still, it’s a good start.
This post is also available at my personal web site: http://milosophical.me/blog/2009/05/12/registering-local-dtds-or-xml-schemas-with-netbeans.html
The NetBeans online help describes the steps for registering a local DTD or XML file with NetBeans’ DTDs and XML Schemas Manager. It’s succinct and to the point, but for the slow people in the room it’s a bit confusing. So here’s my tip for registering a local DTD file with NetBeans so that you can use NetBeans’ awesome XML validation and completion features.
NetBeans 6.5 is out! You can run it with the Nimbus look and feel too! There’s also an Early Access plugin for Python. All very nice.
I recently had occasion to play with some Python at work (a small script to do some configurations, and I didn’t want to do them in bash), so I took the time to get all of this set up. It’s all so very easy and not worth writing about. However I thought that the interactive debugger (which is awesome, btw) has a small issue that needs resolving. Mean-time, here’s a work-around.
I’ve been using 6u10 beta for a while and keeping 6u3 as my main JDK. It’s also the default JDK for NetBeans but now that update 10 of Mustang is out of beta, it’s time for me to ditch 6u3 and swtich to 6u10 final.
It’s NetBeans’ 10th birthday and to celebrate I thought I’d write a quick blog post about how I use the NetBeans IDE to develop Dvorcode.