NetBeans 6.5 Support for Drupal 6.x - plugin detail

Drupal is an open-sourced Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to host a web-site with pluggable components like blogs, forums, posts, feeds, editorials, triggers, etc. NetBeans is an open-sourced IDE for primarily developing Java based desktop/mobile/web applications. Apart from these, it also provides support for a variety of other programming languages like C, C++, Ruby, etc. In an effort to combine both and extract the richness, we are providing support for Drupal 6.0 in NetBeans 6.1 IDE. As a part of this, for the first phase, we have documented the steps to be followed to host a Drupal based website through NetBeans. This would include downloading the Drupal CVS (PHP files) through NetBeans CVS plugin, creating a new PHP project, configuring the project with Apache WebServer and uploading and running the website through the IDE. In the second phase of the project, we have developed a Wizard plugin for assisting the development of a Drupal Module. The plugin provides a wizard to create a 'New Drupal Module' and on entering the details in the form, the necessary files with the template code would get generated automatically. Also, we are providing a palette based support in which we enable the generation of code snippets for Drupal library based and user-defined hooks, through the palette for PHP files. A wizard for creating a new Drupal Theme has been recently added into the plugin. It generates the theme under the 'sites/all' folder along with the mandatory '.info' file.

NetBeans Plugin - NetBeans 6.5 Support for Drupal 6.x
Plugin owner: nairsujit
Added: 2008-06-30
License: CDDL
Category: Programming Languages
Downloaded: 11,282 times
 4.28, by 3 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.06 MB   Last Update: 2008-12-31

What's new in this version

* Providing a wizard to create an new Drupal Theme.

Verifications for NetBeans versions

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User Comments


Plugin now on GitHub

The plugin is now maintained by Jamie Holly on GitHub:
It works with all current versions of NetBeans and supports also Drupal 7 and Drush.
Posted by nakohdo on Nov 30, 2012

Cannot install on Netbeans 7

I have the same problem as glen. Just versions of plugins are different. I am using Netbeans 7.0.1. I cannot find any Editor Library plugin.

The plugin Editor Library is requested in version >= (release version 1) but only (of release version different from 1) was found.
Posted by tomas.teicher on Aug 18, 2011

Doesnt work with new Libraries

Im trying to install this plugin into Netbeans 6.9.1 and I get the following error when installing from the plugin download tab:
Some plugins require plugin Editor Library to be installed.
The plugin Editor Library is requested in version >= (release version 1) but only (of release version different from 1) was found. The following plugin is affected:       Drupal Module

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Posted by glen on Dec 11, 2010

Location of the new module

@poka_dan :
Good point identified. Actually, I have incorporated the needed code to generate the new module under sites/default folder wherein the user modules are supposed to code. The code is available in the CVS and I will soon provide the 'nbm' file along with some other modifications in the wizard.
Posted by nairsujit on Oct 25, 2008

Location field for module made editabe

Hi I'm an itermediate level Drupal developer and I like your plugin a lot..
Ony one request: Could you make the path to the module files editable. I mean /modules is not the best place to put custom modules in..

Posted by poka_dan on Oct 22, 2008