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    September 1, 2008

Differences between Beta and Latest Builds

NetBeans 6.5 Beta was published almost 3 weeks ago. For me the beta is obsolete and if you try a recent build, you will see that many issues were fixed. In Issuezilla there are more then 1600 fixed issues during the last three weeks. I would like to highlight some improvements in PHP support:

  • The performance of code completion was significantly improved.
  • The editor has about 40 fixes since the beta. The code completion is more context sensitive and it is able to offer more precise results.
  • Navigation functionality was also improved. Fixes in the PHP Navigator, Hyperlink and also implementation of Go To Symbol were added.
  • Fixes in the project and debugger.
  • Small improvements in FTP support.

Overall there are still things which can be fixed and improved. I would like to thank everyone who tried the PHP support in NetBeans and entered an issue. We have a few more weeks for stabilizing and fixing the PHP support. Thanks for your help.

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Comments ( 11 )
  • fortruth Monday, September 1, 2008

    I can't change the hotkey for autocomplete from ctrl+space to others. any suggest??


  • Petr Monday, September 1, 2008

    Hi Fortruth,

    it's possible to change it in the Options. Open the Option dialog, choose Keymap category. The shortcut for code completion is defined as Show Code Completion Popup item in Other group.

    It's not very intuitive, there should be implemented Search functionality. I hope that there will be available soon.

    Regards,

    Petr


  • Courtney Miles Monday, September 1, 2008

    Thanks for pointing this out. I'm still using the beta because I didn't want to chasing development builds. But since so much has changed I think I'll update.


  • Courtney Miles Monday, September 1, 2008

    ... although, if the builds are so great, why can't I easily find a link to them on this site or even in this post? :)


  • Petr Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    Hi Courtney Miles,

    I have wrote an entry today(http://blogs.sun.com/netbeansphp/entry/userdir), where are the links to the latest builds.

    I can not say, whether the recent builds are great. This is up to users :). I just wanted to express that the latest builds have many improvements against Beta build. And I'm sure that there is many issues that has to be still fixed and improved.

    Thanks,

    Petr


  • fortruth Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    Thanks Petr, yes I find it at the other groups.

    at first, I search it at help, it tells me that it can be found at the source groups but i can't see it.

    Now I've got it.

    Thanks a lot.


  • Petr Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    Hi Fortruth,

    I'm just interested. Which shortcut do you use for invoking code completion?:)

    Thanks,

    Petr


  • ci Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    great.....


  • fortruth Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    in non-english, ctrl+space usually used to invoking the input method. so i prefer to change the netbeans shortcut for code completion. At first i want to use tab, but at last i use the window key. I am using ubuntu, and in linux world this key may be ignored.


  • Warhammer Online Gold Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    I can't change the hotkey for autocomplete from ctrl+space to others. any suggest??


  • links of london Thursday, October 29, 2009

    It was a very nice idea! Just wanna say thank you for the information you have shared. Just continue writing this kind of post. I will be your loyal reader. Thanks again.


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