The final release of NetBeans IDE 6.9 is now available for download.
The release includes many new features: see the feature overview and New and Noteworthy. Some highlights:
OSGi and Maven support. Bundled Felix container and experimental Equinox support
JavaFX Composer; additional editor support; additional palettes.
Improved support for Java EE 6, including the latest GlassFish; support for Spring Framework 3.0.
Improved PHP support (Petr's post) which was the #2 language in a recent Community Poll.
NetBeans 6.9 also has
More in New and Noteworthy and in the Release Roadmap.
More NB news here.
The Oracle PR is
Added - Other news pieces on the release: