I’ve been working on the eclipse plugin, it’s not quite done I still have to write the code for loading it onto the robot but the rest is done. I’ll probably be posting the code I have done (and the rest if I finish it) sometime this week. So, if your teams interested in using eclipse in place of netbeans, that should be possible shortly. More information: http://forums.usfirst.org/showthread.php?t=13487
How are you doing the deploy?
If you can figure out how to get to call an ant target, then you should call the deploy target as part of the project.
Note, if you wanted to, I am sure we could get Brad to start a project on firstforge and we could have people participate in helping getting this done.