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NetBeans 6.0.1 freezes on Create Project 25%

David Parker
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Joined: Mar 03, 2008
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NetBeans 6.0.1 freezes on Create Project 25% - 25 percent

- This is my first post on JavaRanch btw, I saw the URL mentioned in some books, and have been going over the odd java examples from the Sun site, and here.

- I am quite proficient in a CLI environment.

I have a 56 KB .PNG file of the window just 'frozen' I can e-mail if people want to see the window.

It is a fresh install of NetBeans 6.0.1 with the plugin updates applied, or not, makes not difference.

I don't have anywhere on the Internet where I can host the image currently sadly.

I've checked the NetBeans settings, and they all appear OK.

Running Mac OS X (10.5 - Leopard) with all current updates.
Australian locale settings

Don't know if this should be under IDE's or Mac OS X.

I have Orion installed, in addition to Apache (it comes pre-installed), and both Java 5 and Java 6 updates. (For those that don't know Java 6 on Mac is a new-ish thing, via the ADC).

I do have VMware Fusion 1.1.1 installed too, and am considering checking if my ISP hosts SUSE Linux, or similar, to see if NetBeans will run under a virtual machine.

... and yes, I've tried leaving it for 20 mintues just in case it takes forever.

NetBeans seams to spawn another process called (null) and that might be where the problem is.

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Ben Souther
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"Ice Breaker",
Please check your private messages.
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David Parker
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Joined: Mar 03, 2008
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Fair enough, but changing my name here isn't fixing NetBeans

I've managed to fire up "Solaris Express Developer Edition", prepackaged from Sun, and it comes with NetBeans 6.0 (not 6.0.1).

So at least now I can see what is meant to happen.

It seams to index some .jar files, and it does kinda of 'stick' at 25% too, for a second I thought it had the same problem :lol:.


If I go Help, About, I get this:
====================================
Product Version: NetBeans IDE 6.0 (Build 200711261600)
Java: 1.6.0_03; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.6.0_03-b05
System: SunOS version 5.11 running on x86; UTF-8; en_US (nb)
Userdir: /.netbeans/6.0
====================================

Even with the VMware Tools installed, it is nowhere near as fast, and VMs chew battery power something bad (even with the power saving configured in VMware Fusion 1.1.1 - doesn't seam to help much).

Plus Solaris isn't the prettiest, or most seamless to use system to code on, esp as a VM.

On the upside 'spaces' works with full screen virtual machines - which is pretty cool.

Still I ain't capabble of figuring this out, I'm good with some things, but this is one of those IT problems that have me stumped.

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David Parker
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Joined: Mar 03, 2008
Posts: 5
OK, back in OS X (Mac), so I can copy/paste this in, in case it helps.

NetBeans, About NetBeans - gives the following:
===========
Product Version: NetBeans IDE 6.0.1 (Build 200801291616)
Java: 1.5.0_13; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.5.0_13-119
System: Mac OS X version 10.5.2 running on i386; MacRoman; en_US (nb)
Userdir: /Users/ice/.netbeans/6.0
===========

It's a bit of a bummer, are there any system / env variables I could check and compare ?

Based on the above, and checking the NetBeans config, it appears to be using Java 5 - which is good, because Java 6 is kinda dev-ish.

See: http://developer.apple.com/java/ ; for details.

[Still scratching my head over this one]

Could always Time Machine, and Nuke'n'Pave, but that is such a pain if it turns out to be a variable, or some setting in a config file, or something easy for the experienced.

Oh, if I try to make a C++ Project it seams to work, but it does different things to set the project up (vs a Java project), there are visual differences (based on what I've seen of NetBeans 6.0 in the Solaris SXDE VM).

I've also tried installing the full NetBeans 6.0.1 package (Apache Tomcat 6.0.14, Glassfish v2ur1, NetBeans, OpenESB - all in the NetBeans 6.0.1 .dmg file from www.netbeans.org).

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David Parker
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Joined: Mar 03, 2008
Posts: 5
My gut feeling is it has something to do with this:

http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1170.html

Mentions "/Library/Java/Home" which is a sybolic link.

It's getting near mid-night, I need to charge camera and PDA [ ]
David Parker
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Joined: Mar 03, 2008
Posts: 5
http://statistics.netbeans.org/analytics/detail.do?id=27582

Sweeet.

No joke searching for text on that page using Google did not give it as a hit.

I had to download a milestone / nightly build (NetBeans 6.1M1 + Nightly Build) and looks like others running OS X 10.5.2 are affected.

So I'll be stuck with TextEdit (or something else, any recommendations ?) for a few more weeks / months by the looks of it...


Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 200803021202)
Java: 1.5.0_13; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.5.0_13-119
System: Mac OS X version 10.5.2 running on i386; MacRoman; en_US (nb)
Userdir: /Users/ice/.netbeans/dev

^- Is the version that auto-reported the problem for me.

Huzza - I feel more experienced already (their version mgmt looks nice).

OMG AWESOME:
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=vzW&q=netbeans+6+freeze+create+project+%2225%25%22&btnG=Search&meta=

Thanks JavaRanch [ ], Helped me to help myself.
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Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
 
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