NetBeans 3.4 - Planned Features


Any features planned for other NetBeans releases are available here.

Content:

  1. Open APIs
  2. NetBeans Core
  3. Java Development
  4. Debugger
  5. Text Editor
  6. Tools
  7. XML
  8. Web Development
  9. Version Control
  10. Distributed Applications Support
  11. User Interface
  12. Experimental Modules
  13. Miscellaneous Modules
  14. QA

Open APIs

Planned new features for Open APIs
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Open APIs Done Architectural enhancements in modules communication Architectural enhancements to define standard way how modules provide APIs  
Open APIs Done Custom format for InstanceDataObject Enhancing the format of .settings file to be more human readable and to provide module owners better control of the life cycle of the object  
Open APIs Support Done Avoid XML modules Eliminate previous conflicts between the Open APIs Support and XML Core modules.  
Complete lists of new features: Open APIs, Open APIs Support,

NetBeans Core

Planned new features for NetBeans Core
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Core IDE Done Platformize the core - Phase I 
Core IDE Done Architectural enhancements in modules communication Architectural enhancements to define standard way how modules provide APIs  
Core IDE Done Option to not open output window after successful compilation 
Core IDE Done TreeTableView - no way for user how to sort columns 
Core IDE Done TreeTableView - no way for user how to change set of visible columns 
Core IDE Done node in Explorer describes itself in property sheet 
Core IDE Done [DnD] DnD support for Nodes in Explorer 
Core IDE Done [MDI] Option to kill "free" desktop area 
Core IDE Done Allow dragging of tabbed TopComponents between Modes 
Core IDE Done Slow startup due to loading all editor documents 
Core IDE Done usability - inconvenient access to switching between windows 
Core IDE Done Close button on tabs 
Core IDE Done Deprecate manifest node installation 
Core IDE Done Improve Dependency Management Support 
Core IDE Done Custom format for InstanceDataObject Enhancing the format of .settings file to be more human readable and to provide module owners better control of the life cycle of the object  
Core IDE Done Eliminate Running workspace 
Core IDE Done Implement simple and clear way how to start with IDE 
Complete lists of new features: Core IDE, Auto Update, Projects,

Java Development

Planned new features for Java Development
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Java Support Done javac 1.4 compiler integration Integrate Java compiler code from Java SDK 1.4 as the Internal Compiler and the parser.  
Java Support Done Marking of errors in the Editor Mark errors, which are discovered by the integrated parser, visibly in the Source Editor.  
Java Support Done Have the IDE reorganize imports automatically Have the IDE to reorganize imports automatically and check them automatically (on save).  
Javadoc Done Hide Javadoc tab as default 
Form Editor Done Undo/redo support Undo/redo in form editor  
Form Editor Done JDK 1.4 components in Component Palette JDK 1.4 components in Component Palette  
Complete lists of new features: Java Support, Class Support, JavaBeans, Javadoc, Form Editor,

Debugger

Planned new features for Debugger
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Debugger Done Add support for Fix & Continue 
Debugger Done Improve UI and usability of Debugger 
Complete lists of new features: Debugger,

Text Editor

Planned new features for Text Editor
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Text Editor Done Editor toolbar Create editor toolbar  
Text Editor Done Javadoc for code completion Implement Javadoc for Code Completion  
Text Editor Done Parser DB autoupdate and customizer Implement parser DB autoupdate and customizer.  
Complete lists of new features: Text Editor,

Tools

Planned new features for Tools
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Writable Jar File System A JAR filesystem while allows the JAR to be modified as well as examined. Besides being a more flexible way of accessing existing JARs, this provides an easy method for one-off JAR creation.  
Ant Integration Done Put Ant documentation on Auto Update The bundled Ant documentation is now available separately on Auto Update.  
Complete lists of new features: Ant Integration, I18N, Image Files, JAR Packager, Properties Files, Scripting, Text Files, Utilities,

XML

Planned new features for XML
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
XML Project Done XML module distribution Make XML modules a part of standard NetBeans IDE distribution.  
XML Project Done XML Schema support 
XML Project Done XSL Transformation action 
Complete lists of new features: XML Project,

Web Development

Planned new features for Web Development
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
JSPs & Web Applications Done Support for Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 Netbeans 3.4 fully supports the JSP 1.2 and Servlet 2.3 specifications.  
JSPs & Web Applications Done Integration with Tomcat 4 The IDE now includes a fully configurable bundled Tomcat 4.0.4 execution environment for JSP pages and servlets. You can also configure the IDE to execute JSPs and servlets on an external Tomcat installation. See http://tomcatint.netbeans.org/ for a list of supported Tomcat versions.  
JSPs & Web Applications Done HTTP Monitor The HTTP Monitor records data about HTTP requests as they are processed by the execution environment, and allows you to track data flow between web components, check the state of the servlet engine, and replay requests. Although this feature is not included in the standard distribution, you can install it using the Update Center.  
JSPs & Web Applications Done Tag Library Editor The tag library editor facilitates the creation of tag libraries by automating Tag Library Descriptor (TLD) file creation, generating tag handler code, and packaging tags into JAR files. Although this feature is not included in the standard distribution, you can install it using the Update Center.  
JSPs & Web Applications Done Source-level JSP debugging The JSP debugger supports source level debugging of JSPs from the perspective of the JSP source. Although this feature is not included in the standard distribution, you can install it using the Update Center.  
Complete lists of new features: Applets, External Web Browser, Internal HTTP Server, JSPs & Web Applications,

Version Control

Planned new features for Version Control
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Generic VCS Done Improve support for PVCS and VSS profiles 
Complete lists of new features: VCS Core, Built-in CVS, Generic VCS,

Distributed Applications Support

Planned new features for Distributed Applications Support
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Complete lists of new features: RMI,

User Interface

Planned new features for User Interface
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
User Interface Done Implement simple and clear way how to start with IDE 
User Interface Done TreeTable Implementation 
User Interface Done Review of pop-up menuitems 
User Interface Done Options Dialog Redesign 
User Interface Done Flattened Explorer View Design 
User Interface Done Looks UI Design 
User Interface Done Code Compl. JavaDoc design 
User Interface Done MDI Desktop Design 
User Interface Done Errors marking in editor 
User Interface Done Switching views design 
User Interface Done GUI editing and executing workspace elimination 
D'n'D of objects 
User Interface Done VCS - graphics merging design 
Complete lists of new features: User Interface,

Experimental Modules

Planned new features for Experimental Modules
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Complete lists of new features: C++ Support,

Miscellaneous Modules

Planned new features for Miscellaneous Modules
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Support Interface Module Done Provide the SIM core to the IDE Provides the core SIM facilities - API and utility classes.  
Complete lists of new features: Support Interface Module, General Online Help,

QA

Planned new features for QA
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Complete lists of new features:
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