When you run Netbeans on a Mac or Linux, you can see the console output when debugging a Netbeans platform application, likely because they inherit std in and out. This does not happen on Windows. This makes it much harder to do debugging because operations (such as `Throwable.printStackTrace()`) produce no output in the output window.
This can easily be reproduced by creating a new Netbeans Platform Application and debugging it. You will see logger output on Mac and Linux, but not in Windows.