We are pleased to announce that NetBeans IDE 6.8 M1 Download is now available. Visit the NetBeans
6.8 New and Noteworthy page to learn more about all the new
features and enhancements available in this milestone
release. The final release of NetBeans IDE 6.8 is planned for Fall 2009.
Highlights of this stabilized development build include the initial support for the 6.8 key PHP features:
Improvements in PHPUnit-support
One of the goals for NetBeans IDE 6.8 is to bring support for the new language features in PHP 5.3, such as new keywords, namespaces and closures. Now I would like to share information about status of PHP editor features
for Milestone 1.
Syntax Highlighting for new keywords, closures
Code Folding for namespaces
Navigator shows namespace declarations
aliases/imports, constants declared outside a class using the const keyword planned for milestone 2
Code Completion after use, namespace keywords, identifiers with qualified names