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JDev Flies on NetBeans

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I'm a long time user of JDev and today the newest release came available. Like always, it took 6 hours to download and it is gigantic in size. However, start up time was incredibly fast.

I wondered why and looked in the About. There I saw several mentions of NetBeans:

I then looked in the install dir and there parts of NetBeans seems to be found:


I searched Twitter for 'jdev netbeans' and found more evidence:

NetBeans start up time is really fast with 7.0 and now JDev is too. They're drinking the same juice somewhere, for sure. That juice must be what seems to be the fastest OSGi container of the moment, it is called Netbinox, a combination of Equinox with performance enhancements provided by NetBeans. I googled 'netbinox', because that is the name of one of the JARs in "netbeans" folder in JDev and then I find this article explaining Netbinox. NetBeans itself does not use OSGi, but its performance enhancements seem to be part of this Netbinox, which appears to be an extension to Equinox. So is NetBeans the hidden weapon behind the performance enhancements in JDev 11.1.2?


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