NetBeans 4.2 is Dead, Long Live NetBeans 5.0



There were many discussions recently about next version of NetBeans. The voting didn't show a clear winner (although 4.2 had a bit more votes). The final decision is to go with 5.0. There's a lot of good arguments for both versions. Let's hope this decision will not make too much confusion, we'll need to change the 4.2 number all over the netbeans.org website. More on this topic in Gregg's blog and in Tim's blog.
Comments:

But I've only just downloaded the latest 4.2 nightly build!

Posted by James McPherson on září 04, 2005 at 06:49 dop. CEST #

Yes, the change will take some time to propagate. Issuezilla is changed already.

Posted by Roumen on září 05, 2005 at 04:03 odp. CEST #

What hapenned to "Vox populi, vox Dei" ? Sun is claiming that they listen to what developers want, they have a poll and yet the decision contradicts all of the above! While looking for marketing reasons (5.0 is closer to Java 5, etc), I believe Sun made a marketing mistake: they've eroded trust. The very target of the product, the developers, may now believe they are ignored (yes, even those who voted for 5.0 can see the poll results and 116 is still greater than 111, at the time of this writing, so it is not their vote what really counted). I am dissapointed...

Posted by Lucian Pintilie on září 06, 2005 at 01:25 odp. CEST #

I will not comment this because I cannot speak for the whole company :-) Anyway the result is very close, so I don't think there's a clear winner in the poll. I suggest you to ask on mailling lists (e.g. nbusers) to get a better answer about the decision.

Posted by Roumen on září 06, 2005 at 01:42 odp. CEST #

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