Fixing, Fixing and Fixing Again
By Petr on Mar 03, 2011
I'm writing this post mainly to answer question what we (NetBeans developers) are working on and why I don't write post here such often as before. The answer is easy, lack of time. From autumn we are trying to stabilize the IDE and fixing as many problems as possible.
Now there is the last week before code freeze of NetBeans 7.0 . From the next week we can fix only serious issues and release stoppers. I hope that there will not be many release candidates and that we could developed new features and enhancements soon.
My colleague Christopher wrote on his blog "PHP and Oracle: Christopher Jones" a post Profiling NetBeans 7.0 Beta 2 and Reporting Problems, where he write up how can every one help.
I'm sure that I will not be able to resolve all bugs and issues that are filled against the PHP support, but I hope that you, PHP developers, will be satisfied with NetBeans 7.0. The number of developers using NetBeans PHP support is still growing and I hope that it will be in future as well.
When you look at NetBeans Community Statistics, you can find that 25% of NetBeans users work with a PHP project in NetBeans 6.9. This is not bad. It means that the PHP support is the third most used support in NetBeans. You can see it in the chart bellow, which shows what percentage of users is using individual project types. It includes only project types that has bigger usage than 3%.
In NetBeans 6.5 (the first release with PHP support) there were 11% of users that worked with a PHP project, in NetBeans 6.7 there were 17% and in NetBeans 6.8 there were 18% . These numbers are an evidence that the community along PHP support in NetBeans is growing and I hope that it will still grow in the future.