Current Version


  • JVM 1.6
  • The NetBeans IDE release 7.2.
    Important: Featureous may fail to install due to module incompatibility, if you have updated any modules since installing the IDE. Therefore, in general we advise to install the tool in a fresh installation of NB 7.2.

Installing in NetBeans 7.2

  1. In your IDE, go to Tools / Plugins / Settings tab
  2. Press the Add button to add an update site to configuation
  3. Insert in the URL field
  4. Add another update site for
  5. Go to the Available Plugins Check tab and install all the plugins whose names start with "Featureous".
  6. Follow the instructions and read the license agreement
  7. Restart your IDE, and start Featureous by executing Window->Other->Show Featureous menu action.
Feedbackware: we look forward to hearing about your initial impressions regarding the tool and feature-orientation in general! Please remember to leave your anonymous feedback using the included questionnaire view.

Source code


  • Version 3.2, September 2012
    • Fixed a number of misc bugs
    • Rebuild for NetBeans 7.2
  • Version 3.1, February 2012
    • Migrated the FeatureTracer implementation from AspectJ to BTrace
    • A number of minor enhancements to the Remodularization workbench
    • New metrics and remodularization objectives
    • BeanShell for simplifying the exports of trace data
  • Version 3.0, October 2011
    • Added the remodularization workbench
    • Added feature evolution view
    • Improved overall performance and robustness
    • Add static-analysis-based post-processing of traces for discovering field access of features
  • Version 2.0, February 2011
    • Added "Test-trace action"
    • Added the call tree view
    • Added 3D feature-code characterization view
    • Added a custom affinity coloring scheme
    • Merged the dynamic and static feature interaction graphs into feature relations characterization
    • Added code folding in editor
    • Added the global selection manager API and made views selection-sensitive
    • Redesigned the extension API
  • Version 1.1, July 2010
    • Fixed a number of bugs in the first release
  • Version 1.0, February 2010
    • First version of the tool for NetBeans 6.8