By lukas on Jan 08, 2009
As the testing of the compatibility in an artificial testing environment might be helpful it wouldn't meet our goals. Therefore we(QE) started a community program that should give us more reliable results.
We received reports for 5 different products. You can look at full reports at http://wiki.netbeans.org/NB65BackwardCompatibilityTestingReport. I have to say that we expected more reports then "only" three. On the other hand, these reports are from people and companies that build real product on NetBeans Platform for years therefore we are happy that they haven't found any incompatibilities in NetBeans Platform - platform9 cluster of NetBeans IDE 6.5.
We will start similar compatibility testing for NetBeans IDE 7.0 when it will reach its Beta.