NetBeans Hosted Projects Map
These pages outline the basic orientation and structure of projects
hosted on netbeans. Some of these projects are actively maintained
and contributing to the main NetBeans IDE product. These projects can
be categorized by their target clusters (directories in the IDE
- platform (desktop and IDE application
- ide (basic IDE functionality)
- enterprise (support for J2EE and web
These are described below.
Besides these, there are a large set of other
projects. Some of these initiatives target specific aspects of the
product which affect it as a whole: quality,
UI or accessibility.
There are also active projects that are in progress for the next
generation of NetBeans and other prospective projects that are
currently in the early stages of development. The projects are
organized hierarchically, so each project can consist of several
The NetBeans platform is a powerful modular framework used for
building powerful modular applications (see NetBeans' Partners page
for examples). The platform project provides a language-neutral
framework, which can be used as a basis for any rich desktop
application development. The Platform includes the NetBeans APIs and
their default implementations (Core), Core Libraries, AutoUpdate and
Java Help support.
More about the Platform cluster
The ide cluster targets the development of a basic, user friendly,
extensible Java IDE (built on top of the Platform). This includes a
powerful project system based on Apache Ant, Java language support,
Java editor support, debugger, GUI designer, VCS integration, XML and
support and tools such as tasklist, image viewer, etc.
More about the IDE cluster
This cluster extends the NetBeans IDE with support for development
of modern Web and J2EE applications and web services.
More about the Enterprise Cluster
Projects which are not directly related to the current NetBeans
Platform or IDE development. These projects can be categorized as
|Projects targeted at specific aspects of the
product (for example: QA, UI, A11Y, Performance, etc.)
|Tools for testing NetBeans and
Java-based projects in general.
|Active projects in
|Active projects that are in progress for the next
generation of NetBeans
|Prospective projects that are in the early
development phase - anybody is welcome to join and help move them
|Hibernated, abandoned or simply finished projects
|NetBeans web site services infrastructure (pages
generation scripts, ...)
More about Other Projects