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Migrating Projects Created in NetBeans IDE 5.5 to NetBeans IDE 6.1

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First of all I would like to thank Geertjan Wielenga for his time in answering a lot of my questions at the Sun Tech Days 2008 in Manila. As a result, this is the first time I tried NetBeans IDE 6.1 and below are my experiences moving an application from 5.5 to 6.1.

I have a Swing/JDBC application, which is created using NetBeans IDE 5.5, and is not yet complete. I attended Sun Tech Days 2008 in Manila and I asked the NetBeans Booth for instructions on migration. Here is the screeshot of my project in NetBeans IDE 5.5:


...and so I tried opening the same project using 6.1. Here it is:


I was wondering what those red exclamation marks on the left pane in the Projects window mean. I tried hovering my mouse waiting to see some tooltip or some error tips for it but it didn't provide information.

Another point is that this is how my JFrame looks in NetBeans IDE 5.5:

...and here is what it looks like in NetBeans IDE 6.1:

Notice the differences... especially the length of the visible textfield. What could the reason be?

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