Planning for NetBeans 6.9 (JET Team)

As release 6.8 is out this page is obsoleted by Plan for the next release

High Level Plan

Plan for previous release

Features for 6.9

View hierarchy

Issue 121357 New View Hierarchy (Mila 25)Image:no_EditorPlan68.png

(M1) Issue 97517 Rewrite the remaining DrawLayers (Vita 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Word Wrap

Issue 89894 Add word wrap for text files (Mila 10) --- top voted ENH.Image:no_EditorPlan68.png

Invisible characters

Issue 4619 Editor should allow you to view non-visible characters such as tabs, spaces, carriage returns, and EOF. (3rd top voted ENH). (Mila 5)Image:no_EditorPlan68.png

Rectangular tools

Issue 13857 Cutting/Copying vertical blocks of text: Rectangular Edit Tools (Vita 10)Image:no_EditorPlan68.png

New applet support and JNLP

(M1) Improve support for Applets (JDK 1.6u10) Issue 81678 (Tomas 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Issue 180735 Deployment Options for Signed Applications and Applets (Tomas 2) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Issue 180464 Add jnlp.jar & plugin.jar to the compile classpath when WebStart mode enabled. (Tomas 3) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Issue 181069 Add index into the main jar of the application (Tomas 1) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png


Integrate (in contrib now) (Hanz 10)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Stack trace analyzer

(M1) Integrate (in contrib now) (Hanz 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

More Hints

From IDEA, Eclipse

Internal Wiki Categories:

  • Portability Issues (10 Hints) (Lahoda 2)
  • (M1) This in Anonymous hint (Max 2) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • General (3 Hints) (Lahoda 4)
  • Initialization issues (3 Done) (David 5)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • Code Maturity Issues (4 Hints) (Hanz 3)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • (M1) Bitwise operation issues (3 Hints) (Hanz 6)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • Abstraction issues (17 Hints) (Lahoda 7)
  • (M1) Finalization issues (4 Hints) (Zezula 3) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • (M1) Logging issues (3 Hints) (Vita 2) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • (M1) Encapsulation issues (cca 10 Hints, possible merge) (Zezula 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • Assignment issues (5 Hints) (Balek 3) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • Performance issues (cca 19 Hints, 1/2 done) (Lahoda 5)
  • (M1) Class structure (cca 7 Hints) (Balek 10) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • (M1) Probable bugs (several Hints done) (Lahoda 10) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

(M1) Issue 176212 Extract Method (enhance Introduce Method to find duplicates) (Lahoda 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Jackpot 3.0 for the hints work

http://kenai.com/projects/jackpot30 (Lahoda 5)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Annotations support


  • Issue 111063 Support JSR 269 (annotation processors) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
    • Issue 111065 Support Annotation Processors in Java Editor Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
      • Issue 111292 Use code completion hints supplied by annotation processors (Dusan 5)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
      • (M1) Issue 111293 Editor should run annotation processors and display their messages (Dusan 10)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
      • (M1) Issue 111294 Editor should run annotation processors and be aware of generated classes (Dusan 15)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
      • (M1) Change java infrastructure to support Annotation Processors (Tomas 8) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
    • (M1) Issue 111080 Minimal Support for Annotation Processing related javac options (Dusan 5)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Misc Features

Issue 105927 Support for Class-Path attribute in manifest (Tomas 5)

(M1) Issue 177163 Support top level directory import (Tomas 2) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Issue 46863 Issue 43601 Permit library names to contain spaces and rename (Tomas 7)

Issue 174506 Run File for any java file with main methods should accept command line parameters (Tomas 3)

Issue 17309 Support of decompiler (Tomas 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Issue 59336 Allow custom components as tootips in editor (Vita 10) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png

Various fixes/improvements in indexing (eg. Issue 170521, Issue 177511, Issue 170939, Issue 176271, Issue 159756, Issue 170915, Issue 176706 Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png, etc.) (Vita 10) (Tomas 5)

Issue 101843 Up-to-date status in error stripe (Lahoda 3)

Issue 178311 remove projectapi and projectuiapi dependencies from options.editor (Vita 2) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png



  • (M1) support for URLs in the editor (Ctrl-click works on URLs) (Lahoda 1)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • (M1) Go to Implementation action for Java (Lahoda 5)Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png




The following enhancements are required in CSL:

  • Issue 177571 CSL API for overrides/implements annotations (Lahoda 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
  • (M1) Issue 169991 Scalability for CSL languages (Vita 5) Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png
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