Although the main theme for NetBeans 7.1 is the support for JavaFX 2.0, we have worked hard on PHP improvements as well. NetBeans 7.1 brings better debugger support, support for PHPUnit test groups, Smarty and many other improvements. You can download the build from NetBeans site.
You can help us to test the build. Just try it and if you find an issue / error, please report it. Thanks for your help.