In the messages.log it looks like somehow an element named "c:\Program" has
ended up in some path information. I have no such directory and haven't modified
any paths manually on this computer so it must be an incorrect parsing of
"c:\Program Files" somewhere down the line.
That old problem!
Created attachment 32734 [details]
Added the test which should show the problem. I will check unit tests results.
At least works for me on my system:
Product Version = NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 060809)
Operating System = Linux version 2.6.15-26-386 running on i386
Java; VM; Vendor; Home = 1.6.0-rc; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.6.0-rc-b94; Sun
Microsystems Inc.; /space/shared/java/jdk1.6.0/jre
Checking in AutoupdaterTest.java;
initial revision: 1.1
Just FYI, I downloaded the 8.8.2006 build and loaded the same workspace. I
deleted my .netbeans-dev dir in my home dir and the netbeans install dir and
installed the new version, then loaded the same project I was loading from the
same workspace. At least the alert doesn't come up at startup.
Not sure if that means it has been fixed or my old home dir had gotten into a
Whether was fixed in the core module or any bad state of userdir, now it works
for you. The test covering this problem has been integrated into unit test suite
and should report when something wrong. I close as worksforme for now. Reopen if
it reappear again. Thanks