Syntax coloring has changed significantly in NetBeans 6. What do you think about the changes - are they good or bad?
Java syntax coloring in latest daily build (new scheme):
Java syntax coloring in M9 (old scheme):
Bolding of only the class and class methods is also an improvement that makes navigating the source much easier.
Dislikes: Don't like the string color - agree that purple was a better choice. The new "mustard" is too close to the unused imports markers. Again, maybe if it was darkened a bit more.
Squiggly line under unused variables (not sure why it appears under win TopComponent) is not as appearent as the grayed-out version, but it is more in line with the style for errors/warnings (underlines with color signifying type). I think I just talked myself into liking this one.
Overall - very nice!
Do people forget that they can set all of these things themselves and have any colours they like?
Personally I like the old scheme. How about keeping it as a theme? That way people can have the one they prefer. On the scheme front why not create one for each of the other major editors? Similar to the keyboard shortcuts idea. Make life more comforting for the enlightened.
If we're debating whether the brace highlight should be pink or green have we run out of real issues?
Things i like:1. bluish background for the current line. (very good)2. icons on the left.
Things i don't like:Pretty much everything else. I'm happy with the current usage of bold.(The current scheme otherwise reminds me of notepad!!)
Things i would like to see:1. different colour for static variables and methods to identify them quickly.2. A marker on the left to identify the beginning and end of blocks.(not just the braces) (this is available in both eclipse and idea).
Suggestion:I like the colours used by intellij idea and even jedit.They pretty much differentiate everything.But i'm happy to see the NB team putting the effort to improve the colour scheme. Congrats.
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