NetBeans IDE 6.0 Release Notes

Last updated: November 27, 2008

NetBeans IDE is a modular, standards-based integrated development environment (IDE), written in the Java programming language. The NetBeans project consists of an open source IDE written in the Java programming language and an application platform, which can be used as a generic framework to build any kind of application.

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Supported Technologies


NetBeans IDE 6.0 supports the following technologies and has been tested with the following application servers. If you plan to use versions of JBoss, WebLogic, or Struts other than those explicitly listed, please note that you may encounter unpredictable IDE behavior as a result of the technologies being external interfaces which the project team has little or no control over.


Supported technologies:


Tested application servers:


Note: If you are using the GlassFish application server, note that it is recommended that you run GlassFish V2 in order to work with NetBeans IDE 6.0.

System Requirements

NetBeans IDE runs on operating systems that support the Java VM (Virtual Machine) and has been tested on the platforms listed below.

Note: The IDE's minimum screen resolution is 1024x768 pixels.


Supported Operating Systems

Minimum Hardware Configurations

Recommended Hardware Configurations




NetBeans IDE is also known to run on the following platforms:



Note: While the above system requirements apply to most configurations of the IDE, some areas of NetBeans Web and Java EE support are particularly demanding on system resources, especially when used in combination with various application servers. For best results when developing Web and Java EE applications, make sure that your system meets at least the recommended system requirements.

Required Software


NetBeans IDE runs on the J2SE (Java SE Development Kit) JDK 5.0 Update 12 and higher (including JDK 6.0), which consists of the Java Runtime Environment plus developer tools for compiling, debugging, and running applications written in the Java language.

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Compatibility


When you first run the IDE, you can import a subset of the settings you used in NetBeans IDE 5.5. If you choose not to import settings from a previous release, the IDE opens using the default settings.

Note: The IDE only recognizes previous installations where the user directory resides in the default location. It does not recognize installations where you have specified a user directory using the --userdir switch. If you would like to import settings from an IDE that the installer does not recognize, download an archive version of the IDE instead of using the installer.

Note: If you edit the Project Properties for a project that was created in NetBeans IDE 4.1 or earlier in NetBeans IDE 6.0, the project will no longer work in the earlier NetBeans IDE versions.


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SQL Editor and Databases

There have been changes made to Visual SQL Editor and database functionality in NetBeans 6.0. They are as follows:

 

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Known Issues: Installer

The unresolved installer issues for this release are as follows:

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Known Issues: Core IDE


The unresolved issues for this release are as follows:

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Known Issues: Web and Java EE


The unresolved Web and Java EE issues for this release are as follows:

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Known Issues: Mobility


NetBeans 6.0 Mobility enables you to develop Java ME based applications for MIDP, CLDC and CDC devices.

The unresolved Mobility issues for this release are as follows:

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Known Issues: UML


NetBeans 6.0 UML lets you explore and evaluate the UML functionality in the IDE. We encourage you to get involved and give us feedback by logging any issues you encounter in the Issue Tracking system at http://www.netbeans.org/community/issues.html.

Note: NetBeans 6.0 UML is currently not supported on the Macintosh OS X platform. UML is available for the Macintosh OS X platform via the NetBeans Plugin Manager. Please see the NetBeans wiki for UML Mac issues, http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/view/UMLMacIssues to get more information about the known Macintosh OS X issues and workarounds.

The unresolved UML issues for this release are as follows:

Description: If you import elements and then import a package, the imported elements will not show up until IDE restart. The same condition is true if you import a package and then import elements.

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Known Issues: SOA


This NetBeans SOA 6.0 release lets you explore and evaluate new functionality in the IDE. We encourage you to get involved and give us feedback by logging any issues you encounter in the Issue Tracking system at http://www.netbeans.org/community/issues.html.

The unresolved SOA issues for this release are as follows:

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Known Issues: C/C++


NetBeans 6.0 C/C++ support C and C++ applications on Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and the SolarisTM Operating System. C/C++ developers can bring existing applications into the NetBeans project system, or develop new applications and libraries. NetBeans C/C++ support covers the end-to-end development cycle: projects and templates, an advanced language-aware editor, makefile-based builds, and debugging.

For information on installing and configuring the compilers and tools for NetBeans C/C++ support, see Installing and Configuring C/C++ Support.

The unresolved C/C++ issues for this release are as follows:

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More Information


You can find news, articles, additional modules, and other useful information on the NetBeans project web site. Since NetBeans is an open-source project, the web site also provides access to source code, a bug database, information on creating your own NetBeans modules, and much more. For more information, visit http://www.netbeans.org.


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