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The NetBeans 7.1 release is an important and significant release aimed at providing new and improved client development support, which includes support for the new JavaFX 2.0 specification, new Visual debugging of UIs, along with improvements and enhancements to existing features in areas such as Java EE, version control and Bug Tracking among others.

The primary release driver for NetBeans 7.1 is JavaFX 2.0. The release schedule has been incorporated to align with the availability of JavaFX 2.0.

JavaFX 2.0

The JavaFX 2.0 release, currently in Beta, aligns more tightly with Java developers by dropping FX Script and instead being based purely in Java. NetBeans will support the new release of JavaFX by enabling its use in regular Java projects, with the full support of NetBeans compile/debug/profile capabilities available. For more details see

There is a separate initiative to provide Graphical UI design capabilities via a stand-alone tool that can integrate into any IDE. The focus of the JavaFX 2.0 support however is to provide core project and editor level support to support the typical code level, edit compile debug level in the IDE.

Java EE, Web tier and Web languages

The main focus will be on the support for CSS3. Also, various ehnancements, small features, bugfixes and performance improvements are planned in both the Java EE area (which includes the support for GlassFish and WebLogic) and the PHP area.


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!)

Editor and GUI Builder

Platform plan

Planned tasks (bugzilla query)

All planned tasks for 7.1


Milestone Start End Original (end) date Weeks
Development 10.6. 26.8. 11
Feature Freeze 26.8.
Beta Stabilization 26.8. 30.9. 5
Beta Release 30.9.
FCS Stabilization 30.9. 17.11. 6
Code Freeze 17.11.
RC Cycle 18.11. 14.12. 4
FCS 14.12.

The dates can be changed without notice!


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.



Update Centers

New and Noteworthy


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