One of the current weak points of the NetBeans
platform is that its startup time does not scale.
In this release cycle we should try to
improve startup scalability of the platform with
regard to number of simple modules by 15-30%.
A bunch of stuff was already filed, linking to it all.
These issues are planned as Sun's "must have" contribution to NetBeans 4.0 and
are considered to be "high level" issues. That is why changing the type to
FEATURE and priority to P1.
any more recent news on the issue?
This does not seem to be a big problem now - the nuber of modules grew
significantly in recent release but this is not the main problem in startup