64-bit Bug: Squashed!

There is one bug in the NetBeans IDE that has been my nemesis ever since upgrading to Windows Vista 64-bit back in the day: #177820. In short, this bug means that no output is shown when an application is executed with a 64-bit JVM. There is luckily a work-around – setting up the IDE to use a 32-bit JVM even if you are running a 64-bit operating system.

The great news is that this issue has been fixed in the NetBeans 7.2 development builds (since 17 March 2012) for Ant-based projects! A big thanks to Jiri Rechtacek for this fix! ๐Ÿ˜€

Edit: In my excitement about this fix I forgot to mention that this is specifically for NetBeans Platform applications. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 thoughts on “64-bit Bug: Squashed!”

    • Ah I forgot to mention that this is specifically for NetBeans Platform applications. Which type of project do you work on?

      • Ah, I thought you meant logging inside the IDE. But I think logging for my NetBeans RCP application also works correctly (can’t test it right now)

        • When running or debugging a platform application from the IDE, nothing would be shown in the output window after the run.run ant target is called. Now there is a 64-bit launcher that is able to capture the output. ๐Ÿ™‚

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