Netbeans IDE 5 released

With the news that NetBeans IDE 5.0 has been released, I figure it's time to mention just how impressed I have been with it. I kept in touch with the q-builds, RC-builds and betas... and I was pretty impressed with features like the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay improved CVS support. I was pushing for Teamware support... that's on the list of source-code management tools to rejig the support for, so it's a "not just yet." One of the features that I really enjoy about the Sun Studio workshop environment is the C, C++ and Fortran code recognition. Now that's made up of modules which the compiler team have written and integrated on top of NetBeans IDE 4.1 .... I'm eagerly awaiting an update on those modules so that they work with the 5.0 release. But! the really really big feature for me is the incredible speed that this release runs at. I thought it was pretty hot with jdk1.5, then I pulled down the latest Mustang release (that's Java6 for the uninitiated) and I was simply blown away at how much faster NetBeans IDE 5.0 was. So do yourself a favour and grab the new NetBeans IDE 5.0 release, and if you want that extra jolt of speed, grab Mustang as well.
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Do you find 1.6 stable enough for large programs like NetBeans (or Eclipse, which I usually use)?

Posted by Kate on February 03, 2006 at 04:14 AM EST #

Indeed I do find Mustang stable enough. There are one or two apps which use which have some subtle misbehaviours with Mustang, but I know that they are due to coding errors in the apps :-)

If you find that Eclipse doesn't work well with Mustang, please log a bug with the Mustang development team so that they can address the problem asap.

Posted by James McPherson on February 03, 2006 at 04:43 AM EST #

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