As you may have noticed, the trunk builds of NetBeans have moved to JDK 5. So NetBeans APIs start to utilize all the advantages of JDK 5's features including generics. Thus if you want to try the first trunk Q-Build, you need to use JDK 5.What's new in the Q-Build? Only few changes since 5.0:Copy Info... button in NetBeans About dialog box copies essential system info into a clipboard.Ability to clear all Editor bookmarks was added into Options dialogIDE runs only on Java SE...
I've probably blogged about all these before, but Antonio has a post where he summarizes what he learned recently about NetBeans editor features... maybe it can help you discovers some features you din't know before.
There is a new free plug-in available for viewing PDF files in NetBeans. It was created by IDR Solutions and is available form the JPedal website. What kind of struck me is that they created this plug-in in one week! Thanks for the contribution and I'll be sending the contributor T-shirt soon...Here's a screenshot of the plug-in:You can get the source code here. It can help you get started with writing your own plug-in!
Here is a reply to the Eclipse's embracement of NetBeans: Tim Boudreau (Sun) and Steve Northover (SWT) together playing quitars. Meet Netlipse.Update: It's there - really - I just built NetBeans from latest sources.
Security guards were chasing away our lovely NetBeans girls from the building of Eclipsecon... but Mike Milinkovich from Eclipse Foundation still got his NetBeans 5.0 CD in time. Fun, huh? Wish I could see this all... :)Update: Ed met them, too.