NetBeans ClearCase Integration Setup and Release Notes

Our Clearcase support is available from the Netbeans Update Center.


Get the module from our Update Center - choose Tools > Plugins in the main menu, select the Clearcase module in the Available Plugins tab and click Install.

Setup your Clearcase environment

  • Clearcase Rational client software must be installed and the connection to a server must be properly set up
  • ensure that the cleartool software is in your path
  • if working with dynamic views
    • on windows - the view must be started
    • on *nix- you have to start the IDE from the views context to be able to access your files

Release notes


  • Works only with NetBeans 6.1 or higher.
  • Clearcase Rational client software must be installed on the client computer and a connection to the server must be properly set up.

Supported features

  • Works with dynamic and snapshot views
  • Support for a basic set of commands implemented: Checkout, Uncheckout, Add to Source Control, Hijack, Undo Hijack, Checkin, Update, View Revision, Describe, Ignore/Unignore, ...
  • IDE intergation: Annotations bar, Diff, Inline diff
  • Refactoring
  • Apply Diff patch facility
  • On demand checkout when user tries to modify a file in editor or via refactoring
  • Status color and icon badges displayed for files in a changed state - new, checked out, hijacked, ...
  • Clearcase view - shows files in an interesting state - new, checked out, hijacked ...
  • Invoking of native Clearcase tools - Browse History, Version Tree

Features not supported yet

At this moment we have no support for:
  • Unified Change Management features
  • Clearcase Web configurations

Known issues

Browse our issuezilla to find out about already posted bugs, enhancements and feature requests.

Project Features

About this Project

VersionControl was started in November 2009, is owned by tpavek, and has 105 members.
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