Netbeans 6.8 and the Netbeans Platform Support
By jpblog on Dec 02, 2009
The Netbeans 6.8 release will be shipping very soon. The community and the Netbeans team have been working hard to get this release ready. I want to thank everyone that has been working on 6.8 and making it another GREAT release of Netbeans. Please go download it and see why so many people trust and believe in Netbeans!
I wanted to respond to questions in regards to Sun's support
of the NetBeans Platform. As I have recently stated to the NetBeans
Dream Team, the NetBeans Platform is critical to the development, support and
release of the NetBeans IDE. We also have a number of customers that
use the Platform to build a variety of products. Given those two major
use cases, this makes the Platform a critical element of Sun's
developer product strategy.
With the release of NetBeans 6.8, you'll see a more public effort to support the Platform as a product. This is being driven by overwhelming support, by our customers and the open-source user community. Thank you to the community members who tirelessly use, support and improve the NetBeans Platform. You can see the NetBeans Platform in action at platform.netbeans.org.
In summary, be assured that the NetBeans Platform is an advantage for our users and developers, we will continue to support and enhance the Platform in concert with the NetBeans community. Thanks to Dream Team and our customers, your voices at Java One where heard and we are responding!