What Will Be the Next Version of NetBeans?
By Roman Strobl on VIII 25, 2005
What is your opinion?
5.0, I think. At least if I take a look at this and that's not a complete list. There's Matisse, plug-in development support, new CVS, profiler, support for JBoss, Weblogic, Struts, JSF, new code completion, error stripe, editor hints, code templates, background scanning, many new refactorings, new Tools | Options, ant debugger, xml editor improvements, module manager, JSP and HTML palette... and other features I can't remember. Sounds rather like a major release to me.
Update: You can vote here. You already know my recommendation... don't forget that besides engineering reasons there are also marketing reasons.