Tinuola Awopetu announced the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.9 Beta on NetBeans Mailing lists. The announcement is as follows:
NetBeans 6.9 Beta 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; support for JavaFX SDK 1.3, PHP Zend framework, and Ruby on Rails 3.0; as well as improvements to the Java Editor, Java Debugger, and issue tracking, and more. NetBeans 6.9 Beta is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Simplified Chinese, as well as in several community-translated languages.
- Develop OSGi bundles with Maven
- Bundled Felix container and ability to register other containers such as Equinox
- OSGi interoperability: Developing and consuming OSGi bundles in Platform-based applications
- Felix 2.0.3 OSGi support, experimental Equinox support
- JavaFX Composer for form-like UI components with states and access to various data sources
- Added and improved editor hints and refactoring
- Support for Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) (JSR-299)
- Spring Framework 3.0 support
- Java Debugger: Breakpoint grouping, attach parameter history
- Support for annotation processors in the editor, configurable in the Project Properties
- Zend Framework support
- "Overrides/Implements" and "Is Overridden/Implemented" annotations
- Ruby on Rails 3.0 support
- "Overrides/Is Overridden" annotations and hyperlink navigation
- Console type "Internal Terminal"
The final release of NetBeans 6.9 is planned for June 2010. Download Beta today and give feedback about your experience with it. You can also join discussions about the NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform on mailing lists and forums. If you blog about using NetBeans add your blog to Planet NetBeans. Follow NetBeans on Twitter for updates about NetBeans news and development.
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur