NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 Release Information

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Release Overview

NetBeans IDE 6.9 introduces the JavaFX Composer, a visual layout tool for visually building JavaFX GUI applications, similar to the Swing GUI builder for Java SE applications. Additional highlights include OSGi interoperability for NetBeans Platform applications and support for developing OSGi bundles with Maven; support for JavaFX SDK, PHP Zend framework, and Ruby on Rails 3.0; as well as improvements to the Java Editor, Java Debugger, issue tracking, and more.

Get the NetBeans IDE 6.9.1

The latest available download is NetBeans IDE 6.9.1, which is an update to NetBeans IDE 6.9.

Download NetBeans IDE 6.9

NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 includes the following notable changes:

  • Support for JavaFX 1.3.1

Documentation

Use the following documents to get started with NetBeans IDE 6.9.1:

Feature Highlights

OSGi

  • Develop OSGi bundles with Maven
  • Bundled Felix container
  • Use OSGi bundles in a NetBeans RCP application

NetBeans Platform

  • OSGi interoperability (developing and consuming OSGi bundles in Platform-based applications)
  • Felix 2.0.3 OSGi support, experimental Equinox support
  • Convert NetBeans modules into OSGi bundles and run them in an unmodified OSGi container
  • Branding Editor for both Ant and Maven Platform-based projects
  • NetBeans Platform-based applications generate installers for most common operating systems
  • Enhanced support for consuming web services and connecting to databases

 

JavaFX

  • JavaFX Composer for form-like UI components with states and access to various data sources
  • Added and improved editor hints, debugging, and refactoring
  • Enhanced Palettes for JavaFX Shapes, Colors, Effects, and Charts
  • Improved code formatting

Java EE

  • Support for Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) (JSR-299)
  • Spring Framework 3.0 support
  • Bundled GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 3.0.1
  • Easy regeneration of JPA entities after database change
  • REST web services support for RCP applications

Java

  • Java Debugger breakpoint grouping, debugger attach parameter history
  • Support for annotation processors in the editor, configurable in the Project Properties
  • New Applet and Web Start (JNLP) support
  • Improved navigation in Stack Trace Analyzer and URLs, Go To Overridden/Implemented Method action

Web Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • Refactoring and find usages for CSS and HTML-like languages
  • Code completion and hyperlinking for id and class selector attributes
  • Refactoring inline CSS styles

 

Java Card

  • Support for creating Java Card Connected 3 servlets, classic and extended applets
  • Backward compatibility with Java Card 2.2.x and Java Card Classic
  • Debugging, and multiple Java Card Platform/Device creation
  • Alignment with Java Card Reference Implementation

PHP

  • PHP Zend Framework support
  • "Overrides/Implements" and "Is Overridden/Implemented" annotations
  • New formatter with many formatting rules

Ruby

  • Ruby on Rails 3.0 support

C/C++

  • Unit test integration with C/C++ projects
  • Enhanced remote development including remote file download and browsing
  • Improved support of makefile targets and Fortran
  • Improved hyperlink navigation between overridden methods and classes

General

  • Many more editor hints for Java and Ruby
  • Spell checker support in the Editor
  • Help menu item for reporting bugs and slowness against NetBeans IDE
  • Support for multiple Kenai-based team servers (e.g. kenai.com and netbeans.org).


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