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NetBeans 6.5

Summary

Re-base to NetBeans 6.5

Owner

  • email: victor.vasilyev@sun.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 26-Jan-2009
  • Percentage of completion: 100%


Detailed Description

NetBeans IDE 6.5 is a significant update of NetBeans IDE 6.1 and includes the following changes:

  • PHP support with code completion, Xdebug and web service features.
  • JavaFX 1.0 supports animation, graphics and media codecs for rich content application development.
  • New Support for Groovy and Grails.
  • Improved JavaScript, AJAX and Ruby support.
  • Automatic Compile and Deploy on Save for Java and Java EE applications.
  • Improved database support: SQL history, SQL completion, and results viewing and editing improvements.
  • Improved Java ME support for Data Binding, SVG and Custom Component creation.
  • GUI Builder: Support for Nimbus and simple class names.
  • JUnit: single test method support.
  • Debugger: Redesign of Step into feature.

For information about the main development features in NetBeans IDE, see:

Benefit to Fedora

Latest features of the NetBeans 6.5 will be available to developers on the Fedora platform.

Scope

How To Test

All the NetBeans components are shipped for Fedora after full in-house test cycle. Java platform on Fedora has passed tests of the Java Compatibility Kit. Therefore, there are minimal risks that behavior of the NetBeans will be changed if the components are correctly installed. Hence, additionally required tests should be focused on the following aspects:

  • Meeting the NetBeans packages with common requirements for the Fedora packages.
  • Installation of the NetBeans packages and all related packages on a target version of the Fedora platform.
  • Launching the NetBeans IDE via both Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Installation of additional NetBeans modules via an ad hoc Update Center that is established by NetBeans for its Fedora distribution.

User Experience

The NetBeans IDE is oriented on wide audience of developers from beginners up to experts. Each of them can find useful set of the development tools that are embedded in the IDE or can be integrated with. The NetBeans IDE is the modular system and it can be configured according to user needs.

Dependencies

Changes of the Package-x-generic-16.pngnetbeans-platform package (rename and update) should be synchronized with the Package-x-generic-16.pngjava-1.6.0-openjdk package.

Contingency Plan

None necessary. Both the NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform extend a stack of the Java applications on the Fedora platform.

Documentation

The NetBeans is shipped with the on-line documentation in forms of JavaDoc, JavaHelp, HTML and textual files. Prepared packages provide all this documentation.

The NetBeans project also supports Internet resources, including the knowledge base and wiki.

Release Notes

See the section Detailed Description for info about essential changes in the NetBeans 6.5 release.

NetBeans IDE 6.5 Release Notes

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