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FS#33641 - [netbeans] Dropped Python support

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Stefano Sanfilippo (esseks) - Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 16:38 GMT
Last edited by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Thursday, 07 February 2013, 11:19 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Netbeans 7.x drops (or, at least, gives an uncertain future to) Python features, either as builtin or officially supported plugin. Maybe we should get in touch with the devs and, if it is the case, remove "IDE for Python" from the description of the package.
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Closed by  Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Thursday, 07 February 2013, 11:19 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  The updated package will appear in [community] shortly.
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Wednesday, 06 February 2013, 14:48 GMT
Thanks for reporting. I tried asking in #netbeans at freenode and this was how it went:

15:44:06 xyproto | Hi, is Python still supported by Netbeans?
15:45:42 marvi | xyproto: not by Oracle, so I think it's dying or already dead.
15:46:06 xyproto | marvi: okay, thank you

While this isn't an authorative source, all indications points to the removal of Python support from Netbeans.

I'll update the package.
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Wednesday, 06 February 2013, 14:54 GMT
I was also given this link:

"Support for python in NetBeans 7 is left to community - which currently means it's almost zero."
Comment by Stefano Sanfilippo (esseks) - Wednesday, 06 February 2013, 14:55 GMT
(Edit: removed double post)

The wiki is still a community resource, but at least clearly states that NB devs dropped Python.

Furthermore, Python plugin is not even in NB default plugin repos. So I would say I totally agree with your deduction.