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Release Themes

The main themes of NetBeans IDE 7.0 will be the following:


JDK 7 became a new release driver. NetBeans 7.0 should ship with JDK 7 Beta, all new language extensions should be supported, aka project Coin.

Java EE, Web tier and Web languages

The main focus will be improving Java EE quality and enhancing supported servers list. There should not be user visible deviance in using different Java EE servers.

  • Java EE and Web tier link plan
    • Web Logic
    • Glassfish 3.1 plan
  • Web languages (please note, this is not a primary theme)
    • PHP plan
    • Web Languages (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) plan

Oracle DB support

  • Overall improvements in user experience and functionality for Oracle DB driver as well as similar improvements for MySQL


For the performance area, the main focus will be on issues involving scanning, features availability (such as navigation, code completion etc.) and detecting external changes. There will be also significant improvements in slowness diagnostics (slowness detector and Profile Me Now!)


The main focus will be concentrated on key IDE areas, such as Core, Editor and Java EE with important focus on performance. See more details in dedicated section below.

Additional Themes

  • Word wrap - finish 6.9 work.
  • Maven 3 integration
  • JUnit improvements
  • GIT support, in early access, AU only (preview)


Milestone Start End Weeks
M1 Dev ~6/158/9 6
M1 Stabilization 8/98/23 2
M1 Release 8/24
M2 Dev 8/249/20 4
Feature Freeze 9/20
M2 Stabilization 9/2110/11 2
M2 Release 10/14
Beta Stabilization 10/611/11 6
Beta Release 11/12
Beta2 Stabilization 11/152/14/2011 10
Beta2 Release 2/15/2011
FCS Stabilization 2/15/2011March 2011
Code Freeze March 2011
RC Cycle March 2011April 2011
FCS April 2011

Quality and Testing



Update Centers

New and Noteworthy


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