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[UPDATED] Are you using daily builds?

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This message is for all of you who are using NetBeans development builds. You probably have noticed that right now, they are quite slow and unstable. If you want to fix this, please, start the IDE with -J-Dorg.netbeans.editor.linewrap.disable=true -J-Dorg.netbeans.editor.linewrap=false (see issue #183795 for details), it should be OK.

Thank you all for testing our latest NetBeans versions and for reporting all the bugs, it is very helpful.

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Comments ( 21 )
  • dext Monday, April 12, 2010

    Does it mean, that you are implementing line wrapping now? I would be great news!

  • Charly Monday, April 12, 2010

    Yes, I've been waiting for it for a veeeeery looooooooong time. Great news for me too!

  • Name Monday, April 12, 2010

    Real programmers don't wrap their code.

  • dext Monday, April 12, 2010

    @Name "Real programmers don't wrap their code."

    Yes, but problem is appears when you start use JavaScript and HTML.

  • Limey Monday, April 12, 2010

    Isn't it was bad practice to put JavaScript in your HTML?

    I thought you were supposed to use event handlers.

  • matera.ttp Monday, April 12, 2010

    Word-wrap for code is an evil. Please, use word-wrap if you want to write unreadable code.

  • dext Monday, April 12, 2010

    I didn't write about mix HTML and JavaScript.

    In JavaScript "new line" means end of instruction, so sometimes you need to write long lines.

  • Pawka Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    I've been noticed that it is almost impossible work with some dailybuilds (high memory and cpu consumptions while scanning source).

    Thx for the fix, I'll try.

  • Ota Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Do you will inform us if we can remove the parameter? Not that we will miss out a feature when its fixed :)

  • Sjoerd Maessen Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Yes I actually install a new version every morning and report each bug, I hope it helps getting the IDE more stable and even nicer to work with. I still see huge progress in every build, please keep up the good work!

  • Petr Pisl Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Yes, basically the new view hierarchy brings also word wrapping possibility. Unfortunately it seems to be not enough stable and we will see, whether we it will be bug free enough until final build of NB 6.9.

    Thanks for your patience.

  • Charly again Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    With word-wrapping you mean _real_ wrapping (i.e. insert newlines to adjust line length, or just _visual_ wrapping (so you can see the whole content of the line) ??

    By far I prefer the second one.

  • dufei22 Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    After 6.8 becomes unstable, often crashes. Are still using 6.7

  • dufei22 Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    There can join Yiiframework support? Thank you!

  • Kristian Wiborg Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    I use the DEV build and update it all the time. These updates sometimes makes the IDE unusable, but then I install it again and that usually solves the problem. I prefer to have the latest version with bug-fixes, and I also hope that my bug reports will help to make NetBeans more stable and faster.

    Today I noticed that NetBeans seemed to be quite a bit faster and more responsive than usual. This IS GREAT! I guess the developers have been busy this easter? After the latest update it is behaving a bit strange, e.g. the cursor will be wrong position... but things are moving in the right direction!

    It would be nice if there was a page where you can see what developers are currently working on. Maybe something like this already exists?

  • Kristian Wiborg Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    "It would be nice if there was a page where you can see what developers are currently working on. Maybe something like this already exists?"

    I used Google and found the roadmap:


    Is the "Vision statement" updated for each release?

  • Tomas Mysik Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    To Kristian Wiborg:

    You can watch directly the commits [1] (via RSS, for example).


    [1] http://hg.netbeans.org/main-golden/

  • Maghiel Dijksman Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    I always use the nightlies and report all problems I encounter. I think that's the least I can do in return for NetBeans being freely available.

    A few weeks ago there was a big downer in stabilty, but since a few days it became quite good again :)

    Too bad all this effort is (imho) wasted on a feature only needed for bad practices.

  • Tomas Mysik Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    To Maghiel Dijksman:

    Thanks a lot, we really appreciate users like you!

  • Kristian Wiborg Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Thanks for the link Tomas.

    I tried -J-Dorg.netbeans.editor.linewrap=false today. It gave me lots of Java exception when scrolling, so I disabled it again.

  • jmcbade Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    I must make my vote and disagree on the topic of word wrap.

    Word wrap in an editor is very useful when you are working on your small screen such as a laptop.

    What is important here is that it is selectable and non permanent. If you need an example, look at something like Textwrangler. It shows a different background at the point that wrap would take place if it was off. It needn't be on at all, but can be toggled on and off.

    Many of us do like the option and would of course respect those would would prefer not to use it.


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