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I tried CHMOD, updating, simple terminal line commands and nothing seems to work. When I try install NetBeans 7.3 the screen is blank and if I try to do something it gives me the error that states the application will close and asks for a force quit option and says all progress will be lost. Any ideas? I have been to both the NetBeans forums and asked as well as the Java boards which directed me back to NetBeans forum page.

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From the netbeans forum:

Post subject:
Setting Up Netbeans for java ME installation question

If you use the packages from then you can install different NetBeans versions side-by-side. Newer version even try to import settings and plugins from the previous version.

By markiewb

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@lightning As you solved your issue, please mark the answer as accepted. – Lucio Mar 16 '13 at 3:50
its not solved though. the required installation is unzipped but not available to add as a platform, nor has JAVA ME been made available through the same means; by using the tools menu to 'add NB platform' and 'add java me platform'the IDE doesnt see the files so I cant add them with the feature – lightning Mar 16 '13 at 3:53
Well, if you think that you can wait for other answer solving your issue, then it's ok. – Lucio Mar 16 '13 at 3:56
what choice do I have? I need version 7.3 to use java ME and I cant upgrade the version I have. I answered the question before trying to see if it worked because it seemed like a no brainer. 4 days later.... – lightning Mar 16 '13 at 4:00
as it turns out, I had a second look at the NetBeans forum and i found this, – lightning Mar 16 '13 at 4:53

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