NetBeans 6.7 Connects Developers: The New Team Menu

If you test NetBeans milestone builds then you already discovered it: We have added a new feature to the NetBeans IDE 6.7, the Team menu.

The Team menu replaces the Versioning menu and unlocks new Connected Developer features. Curious?

Use the Team menu for...

  • Source Code Management (Subversion, Mercurial, CVS)
  • Local file history
  • Integrated Connected Developer features for projects hosted on
    • Source code management (Subversion, Mercurial, and Git)
    • Issue tracking (Jira and Bugzilla)
    • Team wiki, forums, mailing lists
    • Document and downloads hosting

Connected Developer Services

The Connected Developer services are provided by, a free software project hoster similar to and The advantage for NetBeans users is that all services are tightly integrated into the NetBeans IDE.

NetBeans IDE and Kenai

The NetBeans IDE gives you direct access to all project management related actions:

When team members run into a bug, they can report it from within the IDE. Another team member sees the issue in the Kenai window, opens the report, submits a patch and closes the issue — all within the NetBeans IDE.

Upcoming Features: Team Communication

Did you know? The upcoming Connected Developer Chat interface replaces the Collaboration menu provided by the Developer Collaboration plugin in previous versions of the NetBeans IDE.

The Kenai integration in NetBeans IDE 6.7 will soon offer an integrated chat system that keeps you in touch with your project members all over the globe.

Using the NetBeans IDE, a team of developers will be able to check out, discuss, edit, debug, build, and commit code through one easy-to-use interface.

More features, such as continuous build integration, will be added over time.

Join Now

  1. Sign up for a free account — or use your Sun Developer Network (SDN) credentials to log on!
  2. Learn more about and how it connects developers!
  3. Request a new project, invite team members, and start coding!

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