The Scala 2.8 plugin for Netbeans 6.9 is out as of about a month ago, but the NetBeans wiki entry for Scala hasn’t been updated. To get 6.9 up and running with Scala, download the plugin from the ErlyBird project on Sourceforge (I went with nb-scala-6.9v1.1.0.zip) and do the same thing you’d do to install the old plugin on 6.8.
Essentially the steps are:
- Install Scala 2.8 (get it here)
- Set the SCALA_HOME environment variable to point to the installed Scala path. Add $SCALA_HOME/bin to PATH
- Install NetBeans 6.9
- Unzip the Scala plugin (link above)
- Open Netbeans, goto Tools -> Plugins -> Downloaded tab, click Add Plugins, browse to the unzipped Scala plugin, select all files, install them.