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[ANNOUNCE] NetBeans 5.0 Final Releases Now Available

By: Admin, 01 Feb 2006

NetBeans.org Open Source Project is proud to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 5.0, NetBeans Platform 5.0, NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.0 and NetBeans Profiler 5.0.

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Highlighted Features of Release 5.0 include:

  • Matisse GUI Builder
  • New Support for Writing NetBeans Modules
  • Simplified Rich-Client Application Development
  • Developer Collaboration for Remote Cooperation
  • NetBeans Profiler, Works with Unmodified JDK
  • Redesigned CVS Support with Focus on UI
  • Deploy to Additional Java EE Servers (JBoss, Weblogic)
  • Support for Struts and JSF, SQL Editor
  • Improved Working with Web Services, XML Editor Boosts
  • Many Java Editor Enhancements
  • Nine New Refactorings
  • Debugging Enhancements incl. Ant Debugger
  • Mobility Pack Updates (Visual Designer, Editing, Web Services, Wireless Connection Bridge)
  • Various Usability Improvements in All Areas of the IDE
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NetBeans IDE 5.0
The 5.0 release includes comprehensive support for developing IDE modules and rich client applications based on the NetBeans Platform, the new intuitive GUI builder Matisse, new and redesigned CVS support, Sun Application server, Weblogic9 and JBoss 4 support and many editor enhancements.

NetBeans Platform 5.0
The NetBeans Platform has been around for years, but NetBeans 5.0 makes module (plug-in) development much easier and smoother than ever before. New project types have been added to NetBeans IDE 5.0 which allows developers to easily extend the NetBeans IDE with modules (plug-ins) or build rich client applications on top of the NetBeans Platform. Note: If you want to build applications on top of the NetBeans Platform, you do not necessarily need to download the NetBeans Platform itself. You can download NetBeans IDE 5.0, develop the application there, and exclude the modules that you do not need.

NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.0
NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.0 adds several new keys features to an already powerful and easy-to-use mobile Java development tool, including: Improved end-to-end support for building web services-based mobile applications for any MIDP device, new custom components in the Visual Mobile Designer, improved pre-processor support for application optimization and porting, editable generated code and improved emulator support.

NetBeans Profiler 5.0
Profiler 5.0 is the official release of NetBeans high-performance Java application profiler, add-on to the NetBeans IDE 5.0. Profiler 5.0 introduces a rich set of easy-to-use profiling and JVM monitoring features built upon innovative dynamic bytecode instrumentation technology that allow for profiling with a dramatically lower overhead, thus giving the ability to obtain results in situations where the use of other profilers becomes unpractical or impossible. As always we welcome and encourage your feedback and the sharing of your experience on the NetBeans mailing lists!

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