First patch for NetBeans 6.5 was published on December 9th 2008.It brings number of enhancements and bug fixes.
Patch should be installed through NetBeans update process.
Open Tools -> Plugins menu.
In Updates tab, after clicking Reload Catalog button we’ll see ‘Auto Update Services’ available:
We will click ‘Update’ in lower part of dialog window and confirm the version of ‘Auto Update Services’ plugin:
Next, we need to accept the license:
After plugin is installed, NetBeans has to be restarted:
Now, with autoupdate feature updated, we can update NetBeans itself. Go again to Tools -> Plugins and click ‘Reload Catalog’. Number of updateable plugins will vary depending on NetBeans version installed – you might not see same number as in image below.
We’ll see list of plugins chosen for update and change in their version numbers. Only major version change if for Glassfish v3 application server.
We need to accept licenses now:
and then wait for update process to download selected plugins:
When download finishes, we have to restart NetBeans in order for changes to take effect:
When NetBeans restarts it is up-to-date and ready to use.