This is cool... the very first preview of the C/C++ pack
is available. Right now it contains very basic support of C/C++, but more will be coming soon - the Sun Studio guys have a prototype which does many of the java features such as code completion, code folding and navigator. I've seen this prototype being demoed couple months ago and all this great stuff will appear in NetBeans code base, yay!
So NetBeans will have first class support for C/C++, it may take a while, but shorter than you would normally expect, because lots of the code can be reused from Sun Studio. The original Sun Studio works only on Linux and Solaris so there's a lot of work with making it work on Windows as well (which is not a Java issue but a compiler issue). I've tried to install the pack and here's a screenshot:
The very first features of the C/C++ pack are appearing...
Now I will install Cygwin and try to make the compilers work on WinXP, hopefully I will be able to write a simple step-by-step guide how to make it work - it doesn't seem to be explained on the project website. Or maybe I'll just reboot to Linux or Solaris on my notebook and everything work out of box, I hope ;)
One last important thing... you can download the pack from the project download page
. Make sure to provide feedback to the c/c++ guys on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list!