Based on Dmitri's suggestion
I've tried to run NetBeans 4.1 RC1 on latest JDK 6.0 Mustang build
. We are currently testing for compatibility with various versions of JDK 1.4 and 5.0, development versions of JDK 6.0 are not officially supported so I was also interested to see if things work well.
A very good news is that the Gray rectangle
bug is fixed. This bug made Java apps look strange, non-natively and less responsive. Great job fixing this! I am not sure if it's only a placebo effect but antialiasing on WinXP with my LCD looks slightly better, too (antialiasing has to be enabled in editing options if you want to try it).
More is coming in the future
- check out the section Improved text quality and capabilities. I hear sometimes that our IDE has worse out of box experience due to Swing font rendering, so this will probably no longer be an argument if all these issues get fixed.
There are several other small differences I've mentioned - on JDS the status bar changed colour and looks more natively now. On WinXP the window frames changed slightly and look better. So far I didn't mention any significant problems, only on WinXP two form editor buttons lost their titles - probably due to some font changes. We'll know more during NetBeans 4.2 development cycle when we'll be testing on JDK 6.0 but so far the changes look very good.