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What's the draw to Netbeans? I don't have any particular experience with it, but I get the impression from what I read that its strength is developing JavaEE web applications.

I did have some Java chops a couple of years ago, but taking on an additional project is probably not wise for me to do - half-done ones litter my hard drive like blunted, unfinished swords in a chaotic smithy.

Best of luck!
-Cameron Seebach

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Dac Chartrand <> wrote:

I'm looking for help adding Lua support to the Netbeans IDE. I found a tutorial entitled "How to create support for a new language" here:


The tutorial uses the javaCC parser generator and recommends using existing .jj files; which I found as part of the LuaJ project here:


My first problem is that I don't use Netbeans. I'm just starting to look at it. I normally use jEdit. As I type I don't have the appropriate Java plugins installed to auto generate things as explained in the tutorial. My second problem is that I don't do Java. My final problem is that the Tutorial is for an older version of Netbeans.

I believe the howto is straightforward enough, but I don't want to go down a painful newbie road only to hit a brick wall of "I don't know what I'm doing in Java."

Has someone already done this for Netbeans? Preferably without a focus on Warcraft? Or, would a competent Java dev be willing to give this a go and save me the trouble? Or has someone already tried and it didn't work?

Thank you for your time.

Best regards,