NetBeans 4.0 - 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 APIs3 of 11Looks API - create a stable version Finish Looks API, package it as separate API module and rewrite default explorer (DataObjects) to use it  
Complete lists of new features: Open APIs, Open APIs Support,

NetBeans Core

Planned new features for NetBeans Core
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Core IDE0 of 1No way to enable Next button, disable Finish button on Wizard 
Core IDE0 of 3Insufficient API for TemplateWizard iterators 
Core IDE0 of 1Need to be able to tell that user Cancelled out of a wizard 
Core IDE0 of 1Need to be able to veto user press of Next or Finish button in Wizard step 
Core IDE0 of 1would like to be able to tell how a new-from-template wizard was launched 
Core IDE3 of 11Looks API - create a stable version Finish Looks API, package it as separate API module and rewrite default explorer (DataObjects) to use it  
Core IDE1 of 5Improve startup time of NB 4.0 
Core IDE32 of 51Improve startup scalability of the platform in 4.0 
Core IDE61 of 115Fix the most important UI responsiveness problems 
Core IDE0 of 1Keep memory footprint of NB 4.0 at the same level as of NB 3.4 
Core IDE0 of 2Long-time actions like compiling must be as fast as possible 
Core IDE0 of 1Rename "runide" to something more "memorable" 
Core IDE2 of 13Implement Redesign of Options Dialog 
Core IDE0 of 1Autoupdate should deliver not only modules 
Projects Done Standard FileSets could have defined hashCode/equals for easy comparisons 
Complete lists of new features: Core IDE, Auto Update, Projects,

Java Development

Planned new features for Java Development
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Java Support Done Provide ClassPath project services 
Java Support Done Platform registry 
Java Support Not started Project integration Support for pure Java application projects in the new project system.  
Java Support6 of 15Java Libraries Implement concept of libraries for Java development.  
Java Support Done Platform definitions Design and implement support for different target platforms in NetBeans.  
Java Support4 of 6Implement `Master library list' 
Complete lists of new features: Java Support, Class Support, JavaBeans, Javadoc, Form Editor,

Debugger

Planned new features for Debugger
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Complete lists of new features: Debugger,

Text Editor

Planned new features for Text Editor
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Complete lists of new features: Text Editor,

Tools

Planned new features for Tools
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
I18N2 of 3Rerwite I18N to new projects impl 
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
Complete lists of new features: XML Project,

Web Development

Planned new features for Web Development
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
Complete lists of new features: Applets, External Web Browser, Internal HTTP Server, JSPs & Web Applications,

Version Control

Planned new features for Version Control
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
VCS Core Done Design VCS APIs for projects 
VCS Core Done Integrate VCS functionality with the new projects infrastructure 
Generic VCS0 of 2Synchronize UI between JavaCVS and CVS profile in Generic VCS 
Complete lists of new features: VCS Core, Built-in CVS, Generic VCS,

Distributed Applications Support

Planned new features for Distributed Applications Support
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
RMI23 of 32Create RMI Project 
CORBA3 of 9Create CORBA Project 
Complete lists of new features: RMI, CORBA,

User Interface

Planned new features for User Interface
ModuleStatusFeatureDescription
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
Complete lists of new features: Support Interface Module, General Online Help, Third-party libraries,

QA

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