Downtown Programmer's Corner -
The installation file is netbeans-7.4-windows.exe,
The installation just extracts files to the given folder (e.g.
... NetBeans starting ...
The NetBeans spashscreen.
A Plugin Update Session
The notification area tells there were plugins to be updated.
Starting the IDE update.
(View the list in plaintext.)
The updates are downloading.
The updates are downloaded.
During the restart, NetBeans shows this splashscreens.
This are the physical changes made by the update.
(View the complete list as plaintext.)
Installing the Ruby plugin
The NetBeans Plugin Manager.
The Help Page at Oracle (view live).
The plugin download extracted to a separate folder.
Pointing NetBeans to the downloaded plugins.
Try installing the updates.
Show the downladed plugins again.
Now the installation starts better.
The inevitable license plate.
A warning plate.
The update is ready, restart NetBeans.
On the restart, NetBeans completes the update.
The ususal splashscreen.
Have a look into the Plugins Manager.
Have a look what happened in the file system.