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  1. NetBeans
  2. NETBEANS-737

Unable to update plugins using Build 416



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 9.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      • I deleted the dev user directory and dev cache directory for NetBeans.
      • I downloaded and installed Build #416 on Windows 10. 
      • I selected Help > Check for Updates.

      The installer very briefly displayed a screen stating that "the following plugins will be updated"...

      Docker UI [1.1.4 -> 1.1.4]

      IDE Platform [1.34 -> 1.34]

      Local Tasks [1.26 -> 1.26] 

      Note that both version numbers are the same in all three cases. See the attached screen shot installer1.png.

      • Then a second screen replaces that almost immediately, stating Some plugins require Java Source Base to be installed. However, the only enabled button is Cancel. See the attached screen shot installer2.png.
      • After clicking Cancel I am immediately prompted to Click here to make you IDE up to date. See the attached screen shot installer3.png. If I click the link in the balloon then the same scenario as described above is repeated, and I cannot update anything.
      • I also face the same problem if I use alternative GUI navigation to  attempt to do the updates:

      [1] Help -> About  then click the Updates available link.

      [2]Tools -> Plugins -> Updates -> Check for Updates

      Note that I have downloaded many other builds (most recently #398) and not encountered this problem. I have assigned this issue Major priority since I can't apply updates, but please downgrade if appropriate.


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          Rick Hegarty



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              skomisa Rick Hegarty
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