Netbeans 6.1 Fast Debugger Bug

Yesterday evening, I installed Netbeans 6.1 since I use it for my Ruby on Rails development. When developing today, I wanted to use the debugger. But for some reason I couldn’t seem to install the Fast Debugger again. After some research on the Netbeans site, I came across the answer.

There is a bug in Netbeans 6.1 that got discovered too late. They will fix it in a normal update. For the people that really need the debugger (I guess every good developer), the fix is easy. Just uninstall the ruby-debug-base gem and install the fast-debugger-ide gem.

Everything is working perfectly now 🙂