JBoss Tools is our
officialIDE for Seam - and is Eclipse based.
Eclipse is bulky slow and the way it interacts with GlassFish isn't anywhere near the level of NetBeans. I downloaded JBoss Tools and installed it on the latest version of Eclipse and it was really disappointing in terms of performance.
NetBeans really needs a Seam plugin. I'm sure whenever we get a GlassFish implementation of JEE6 NB will support WebBeans (JSR299) but I'm pretty sure that is going to be awhile.
I missed clarifying that I meant a Seam plugin and not a Seamgen plugin which really doesn't do much for NetBeans.
The seam team should provide a offical tool support for netbeans .
Because netbeans became more and more popular in the lastest two years and I am an NetBeans fan.
The tool can be based on the project nbfacelets(https://nbfaceletssupport.dev.java.net) to shorten some work.
I think this is not only my idea.
I'm not sure what keeps you folks from starting to code this?
There is a simple way to get seamgen plugin work in Netbeans6.0 on Window XP: just create a C:\modules\ext directory. Although seamgen plugin can not do much job, it is still a facility to Netbeans fans to start up a Seam project.
I totally agree, Seam needs a NB plugin because there are many of us working on NetBeans and Seam is too cool to miss it! (but I don't know if it is cool enough to change to eclipse :P - which is not possible in some cases anyway). Can we help??
Maybe there is tradition of jboss-eclipse alliance, but seam should be a neutral platform which support different ides as well as different servers. Nb is increasingly more appealing, nb support will also boost future seam adoption.
Check out this
netbeans & seam Vote to the issues.
There's still lots of work, nb has bad testng support, bad groovy supoort(AFAIK, the current groovy plugin is difficult to work with a project mixed with java and groovy), bad project structure support(the free-form project structure will nullify some cool features). But these don't prevent nb an effective ide to work on and an potential ide to imporve.
David Salter wrote on May 10, 2008 12:56:
I've just posted details on my blog on how to get the Seam Plugin working in NetBeans 6.1. Hope this helps. -
No. It doesn't.
Facelets and Seam Support in NetBeans 6.1
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I believe that NetBeans 6.1 is designed for SUN JDK 6 and at same time
jboss-seam currently requires JDK 5.
JDK 5.0 is required for all Seam releases. Seam has not been tested on JDK 6.0 (check this page for updates).
Just jboss-seam 2.1 (development release) is supposed to be tested with JDK 6.
If my comprehension of issue is incorrect, please ,advise.
You can run Seam on Java 6, but as that page we don't test extensively on that platform. This will change for Seam 2.1