NetBeans 701


Release Themes

The main themes of NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 will be the following:


Full certification on the final release of JDK 7. This is distinct from the JDK 7 new language features that were introduced in NetBeans 7.0. For 7.0.1, the focus is on running the IDE itself on JDK 7, as well as full support for running user applications on JDK 7 as the target platform.

NetBeans 7.0.1 will also be bundled with JDK 7.

Bundle GlassFish 3.1.1 update release

GlassFish 3.1.1 will be included in NetBeans 7.0.1. More information about this GF release can be found here; promoted builds are located here.

WebLogic-related enhancements





  • resolve/workaround NB7.0 vs. JDK7 issues BZ query
  • fix issues with Status Whiteboard "fix-in-nb701"
  • areas where we should increase quality significantly (P3 bug count 7.0 CF):
    • PHP (400)
    • Editor/Painting (118) + Code Folding(35)
    • GUI builder(212)
    • jUnit(53)
    • Groovy(106)
  • any issues found while running NB701SanityTestSpecifications (marked with SANITY keyword) (Sanity Test Specifications will cover basic functionality, so this will assure users are not facing any issues while using basic functionality, will be ready to be reviewed by Development by May/1)


  • Upgrade JSF library bundled with NetBeans to version 2.1 - Issue 196456
  • Update Javac to track JDK 7
  • Update GlassFish bundled in the installer to version 3.1.1
  • Update Tomcat bundled in the installer to version 7.0.12


Schedule is subject to change

Milestone Start End Notes
Stabilization in trunk 3/95/12 9 weeks
Stabilization on the release branch 5/146/14 4 weeks
NetCAT - 1st round 6/16/6 5/31 prepare build for NetCAT 7.0, pretest by QE
Code Freeze 6/15
RC Cycle 6/15Late July 2011
NetCAT - 2nd round 6/307/12 use one of the RCs build for NetCAT 7.0, pretest by QE
FCS Late July 2011

Quality and Testing


No new documentation planned. Existing documentation will be updated to work with 7.0.1 if needed, but the expectation is that the required changes will be minimal.

Update Centers and Userdir

Same as NB 7.0 - module updates of 7.0.1 will be available on 7.0 UC

Also the userdir will be the same as for NetBeans 7.0.

We may separate the update centers and/or the userdir if we find severe compatilibity issues that we can not fix for 7.0.1.

New and Noteworthy

A New and Noteworthy document for 7.0.1 is not needed, as this is a bugfix-only release.


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