Core Plan 8.0 (Extended Platform team's plan)

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  • Filesystems, Datasystems (JardaH)
  • Java Debugger (MartinE)
  • Installers, Launchers, Autoupdate, DB (Libor)
  • A11Y (Fanis)
  • image:yes.png CDev reuse (Tomas)
  • image:yes.png running on JDK8 (JDK_8 bugs)

More maintenance

  • image:yes.png Subversion (Ondra) - upgrade to svnkit 1.8 and related changes
  • image:yes.png Git (Ondra) - upgrade to jgit 3.1.0 to fix some issues
  • image:yes.png Bugtracking (Tomas) - SPI stabilization
  • Options window redesign (Standa, Honza) driven by UI team's review
  • Mac OS-X 10.9 (Standa) - any new bugs, UI facelift?
  • Windows 8.1 - any upcoming bugs?
  • image:no.png JNA 4.0 upgrade (Standa) and related changes for the changed APIs
  • image:no.png Unit Testing (Fanis) - upgrade to JUnit 4.12 and related changes
  • image:no.png Maven (Milos) - Maven 3.1.1 upgrade

New features

  • JavaScript Debugger (Martin)
    • image:yes.png mixed Java-JavaScript debugging for Nashorn and Avatar.js
  • Tasks Dashboard (Honza) - enhancements
  • Bugtracking (Ondra) - local tasks, private notes, scheduling
    • RFEs (Honza, Ondra, Tomas)
  • Versioning, mostly Git (Ondra) - based on VOC
    • Issue 227780 Display diff view also as a tree
    • Issue 207067 NetBeans does not appear to understand git submodules
    • Issue 226364 Customization of GIT status labels
    • Issue 225787 Show number of incoming/outgoing changes from/to upstream in the versioning label of the project
    • Issue 191540 provide remote init
    • and as much we manage from RFEs
  • Better document tabs reordering
  • Document tab group management Issue 221626 (possibly as an extra plugin only)
  • New public APIs to access some advanced Windows System features
  • Filesystems - Support for symbolic links (related bugs)
  • Find in Projects - Common pop-up actions in search results (RFEs)
  • Output Window
    • Enhancements for JS console (?) (RFEs)
    • Issue 235136 API for showing a file in OW + automatic refresh
  • image:no.png Issue 234602 Most favorrite plugins (prototype?)
  • image:no.png Mac launcher (Libor)
  • image:no.png Start Page facelift
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