Ant Output Filter Plugin

We want to announce the release of a module that helps you use NetBeans IDE in the classroom. It's an Ant output filter that filters out all of the Ant output when you run a program and just shows the program output. Because NetBeans IDE uses Ant to run programs, when you run HelloWorld you see this:

init:

deps-jar:

compile:

run:

Hello World

BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)

Which can be confusing to beginners. With the Ant Output Filter installed, you only see this:

Hello World

BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)

To install the plug-in, go to Tools > Plugins, then locate the Ant Output Filter in the Available tab and install it. To disable the plugin, you have to uninstall it. The plug-in is only available for NetBeans 6.1.