Results from NetBeans 6.7 Community Acceptance survey

Suggested Features

  • 1 - GUI editor needs to be improved so it doesn't "mangle" the layout when placing new components. 2 - Support Microsoft's Visual C++ in the C tool chain. Or at least make a wizard that will import visual studio projects. 3 - Better support and more features for unit testing.
  • 1) Collaboration on propietary projects. Kenai sounds great in concept but for people working on non opensource projects this isn't a great choice. 2) Vertical text selection (jedit's is great) 3) Task management integration with services like Rememberthemilk or basecamp etc to help with team's working on projects.
  • - Speed Improvements - Freeform project improvements, better variable interchange between project.xml and build.xml - Improve the UML Plugin
  • More power to javafx in editor, more professional task management system, web support since netbeans is now not giving more attention to web
  • 1. Performance 2. Grails Code Completion 3. Better integration with unit/integration testing
  • 1) Tighter integration of JavaME SDK 3.0 where the emulator window is dockable into the NB environment. 2) Startup option that allows for only starting the editor to have a good working simple editor instead of also having to install Notepad++, UltraEdit or similar. 3) More NB icons, so I can better differentiate various shortcuts on my desktop to NB that have for example different commandline options (different userdir because I use it privately or for a specific customer) or to differentiate between my production settings and dev builds for testing.
  • 1. Better SQL code complete, not just for SELECT instruction; 2. Support for commit/rollback for SQL statements; 3. Support for annotation processors in the editor;
  • We still needs performance in startup, loading projects and in indexing.
  • - I wish there was an "official" way to get code completion and javadocs for library wrapper netbeans modules - A way to gracefully stop processes from the ide would be welcome (issue #163228) - I would like to easily link project ant tasks to custom buttons in the ide.
  • Scanning, scanning, scanning. I just took 30 Seconds to initially scan a project with only 17 Files. The IDE had a new icon in the statusbar which said "System slowness detected" and claimed that the system was not responsive for just 1.7ms. Not sure what kind of information that is supposed to be when I have to wait 30 seconds for a scan to complete (during which the syntax highlighting will not fully work) This is on a AMD dual core with 2GHz running Windows XP and Java 1.6. If the scanning could be refactored to be multi-threaded at least the two cores would help to speed it up :) When simply switching project groups the scanning is initiated as well and sometims takes just as long as an initial scan even though nothing has been changed in the project.
  • 1) Issues around project scanning. Far worst than EC 2) More control for free form projects ( many to address 1.) 3) #127597 SQL Editor doesn't show warnings generated from requests
  • Support for Facelets-end for use with RichFaces. -Visual design for all types of pages such as HTML, struts, etc xhtml. don't only for JSF. -The palette is updated automatically with the tags of some framework, as included. Jar in the classpath.
  • Facelets, Seam, Support for Mantis Bug Tracker
  • 1)-the Grails
  • GROOVY. Refactoring, Ctrl-B, stack trace support, easyb support, gant support, groovy script debugging, groovy swing builder support.
  • 1) Fix the performance issues that we've all been complaining about for the past year. 2) Fix the performance issues that we've all been complaining about for the past year. 3) Fix the performance issues that we've all been complaining about for the past year.
  • 1. possibility to rollback plugin installations, so when someone installs a plug in the makes things unstable it would be easy for him to mend the situation 2. Being able to run client apps (JEE5) using "run main project" 3. Right-To-Left support
  • - Faster, faster, faster, faster, faster => this is the most important feature for *all* developers. We use the IDE on a daily basis and we our productivity relies on performance. - Stable, Stable, Quality, Quality. => Really, please just add a few features which are *really* needed (user survey) and don't add nice to have (can be provided via plugins). Instead focus on quality. NB 6.7 wasn't stable from the beginning ... - Better UI. This is the only real feature for me, the better UI on the Mac. However, this is just bling, what I want to see is an overhaul of the settings/preferences dialogs or the dialogs in general. And the console, I still don't like the console much. I normally avoid compare NB to Eclipse, but Eclipse has a way better console view.
  • Build in GIT support (especially in regard to kenais git support), more help on common maven pom editing tasks (more help on plugins), better support for multi-module poms (it's a pain to start your project when the main class is in one of the modules and main project needs to be the parent pom)
  • JVM monitor such as JProfile more javascript library freemarker support
  • When the font rendering is repeared, having the XML completion fixed would be great (#154084)...and even better: I'd love to see the editor keep its scroll position when a XML doc is changed (or saved?). I can't wait to ditch my oxygen xml editor and get everything in 1 place. And (I almost forgot), I'd like the IDE to start Tomcat directly from my directory (I don't have classes, only jars and config files).
  • I would like to see the issues with scanning resolved.
  • Maven support
  • Better PHP support (ie. better parsing and formatting of PHP code) Simple wysiwg mode for HTML documents
  • - Zend Framework MVC support - to configure the codeformater options like in Zend Studio for Eclipse - faster scanning and working with PHP projects like Zend Framework and Magento
  • First class support for SQE (https://sqe.dev.java.net) project; Jetty support; First class support for GWT.
  • a) autodiscover of Hudson-urls based on parent-pom's. b) copy the eclipse-editor 1:1 ( features + performance ) c) Let me change the IDE-locale within Netbeans. I'm German, but the translations for svn-commands are just crazy.
  • Better Grails support - taglib autocompletion especially.
  • - Performance (memory consumption) - Lite mode? (disable modules and begin with the litest setup possible) - Note / checklist plugin that allows to write quick notes / checklists OR even better: etherpad.com integration! ;-)
  • Javafx integration make collaboration more integrated (include twitter into the IDE default (not as plug-in ) lol!) I cannot think of the third one as I am not some hot-shot developer
  • 1. Better PHP features. I'm overwhelmed of the new features overall. I would really appreciate the Symfony features that's on it's way. 2. Some kind of GUI for HTML/CSS testing purpose witin the editor. 3. Better SVN features. When using the external svn netbeans often "hangs" when doing updates/commits. at least it would be good with a better indicator of whats going on. now everything freeze until svn is ready.
  • Better support for Spring, Wicket. Visual SQL Builder
  • DONT drop php, I love it!
  • 1. faster/smarter project scanning especially for large projects >2000 files per project 2. build classpath functionality per included project in java projects 3. breaking jsf in multiple projects and multiple faces-config.xml along with support from the visual page flow editor
  • #164004: allow for "opening" / "closing" projects without, once closed, having them disappear off the IDE Projects window altogether. #116262: Finally honour the "folder-of-projects" project group style in a meaningful way. ... and, of course: make things a little faster while dealing with large amounts of projects. :)
  • That NetBeans 6.7 doesn't crash when I run a WebProject in Tomcat.
  • 1. License management - would be nice to have option within project property page to declare default license. Also refactoring of the entire project to change license would be much appreciated. 2. It is possible to use a single menu button to comment/uncomment set of lines of java code; would be nice to be able comment/uncomment nodes in xml files.
  • 1)improved javafx support, integration between it and other design software 2)quicker suggestions 3)better linux desktop integration
  • I'm still hunting for the reason of #138332. It's driving me nuts. It's not new but it's also not reproducable and for reasons unknown only my colleagues and me have this problem (?). I am a bit sad #160742 was closed without serious consideration. I'd love to see this get back to where it was in 6.5. #161015 is important for me but probably not so important for most users. I'd like to have a complete import of all my options/settings but I will report this in a separate RFE.
  • - Better support for OpenJDK projects http://nb-openjdk.netbeans.org - http://wiki.netbeans.org/DebuggerPlan70
  • Android plugin matisse for javafx pluggin to build setups for java applications
  • Project group export (as archived file) Better support for Qt4/KDE4 projects (project importing, exporting, creation and management) (C++) Better support for the GTKmm and related framework (in the case of C++) and GTK/Gnome project support as in the case of Qt4/KDE4 (C++)
  • Performance, performance, performance! NetBeans has gone from being slick to being sluggish with regular stalls and this impacts productivity severely. Some of my developers are actively campaigning to switch to Eclipse. NetBeans has been here before and recovered so I'm not alarmed yet!
  • 1. I always thought that temporarily deleting/adding a single '{' character in the sources should not result in the IDE going crazy about all the text below until the end of the whole file. 2. The C/C++ parser should try to *reuse* as much knowledge as possible. For example, after deleting an empty line in a critical header file the parser should be able to finish its job within several milliseconds - irrespective of the size of the C/C++ files. This is doable, but it is not easy.
  • - Single quote autocompletion as described in issue #162367 - Add language specific indentation (e.g. php file containing HTML, PHP, JavaScript en CSS code will apply the indentation to the code for every language as configured) and not file specific - Improve CSS autocompletion support (color picker, keep showing the autocompletion pop-up one space (spacebar, tab, etc) press
  • Improved code completion: only mention untions and methods that are actually possible to use for the variable being maniputed. nothing else
  • * Improve the evaluation window. It would be nice to see some of the functionality available in the immediate window of visual studio. * Code formatting for PHP like what can be done with Java. Aka set rules for where braces go etc. * Integration with FindBugs.
  • Better mac os x support. currently things like file browser dialogs are terrible, they're pretty bad on windows too.
  • 1. Lightweight standalone editor 2. Start-up speed improvements 3. Better code completion (static imports, ..)
  • Further enhancements in PHP like detailed code formatting, Support for Zend Framework, Improved python support with support for django.
  • Source/index caching for C/C++ projects (similar to Eclipse/MS Visual Studio) for autocompletion support. (Currently our project takes waaay too long to load, all of the files seem to get reparsed on each start)
  • Performance, Performance, Performance
  • 1) WYSIWYG HTML editing integrated with PHP
  • Refactoring in subclases when changes are made to super class(PHP) I don't know if this exist in tha Java flavor.
  • Java EE6, Seam 3, a Matisse like GUI builder for JavaFX screens without having to think about timelines and keyframes. I want it built into NetBeans.
  • - Maven support for Tapestry 5 and JavaRebel like projects. - Jetty support - visual, UML like tool to navigate my classes
  • Speed. Profiling stability. More coding hints. Better python code completion.
  • - Refactoring support for JavaBeans in NetBeans!! (#100758) - Enhancements in ftp UI for php (#157634) - Improve i18n support (#148707) and in php
  • 1. More bug tracking software integration. 2. Bug Tracking bundles (i.e. with Tomcat).
  • Database designer,like powerdesigner,can support UI. Better Html edit,with preview. plugin export,so that I can export plugins and install them to some computer which can't connect to internet.
  • Mobile Development enhancment like Built in Profiler, Advanced Debugger (with no bugs and crashes). SUPPORT FOR BLACKBERRY JDE-s: I know it's a blackberry plugin but it's very far from perfect. I think it's in a "I can use it because no other option but it is not good." state. I'm a J2ME/BlackBerry developer so i'm very happy from any mobile development improvements. P.S: Thanks for this great IDE :) .
  • + increased code completion functionality in the Python Plugin. + improved speed on lower computers ( I'm running on a Sun Fire T1000 and here are some stoppings in the runtime - think this is due to a garbage collection )
  • Reduce the Project scanning in each run of IDE.. a manual scanning option will be better Memory consumption is bit heavy
  • Better integration with Solaris/OpenSolaris Resolve some bugs with JavaEE visual project (jsf) and database integration (the drag and drop of tables over control don't work under solaris)
  • JavaFX
  • Features like ready made menus, footers headers for web pages should be implemented as wizzards(Like WaveMaker, joomla provides). It's good to accomodate more languages in case of plug-ins but simple tempates like web menus and so on should be implemented better. That is the reason alot of developers use the .NET studio. It provides full controls for every aspect and easily join in actions. It is ms oriented i know but that is what misses from netbeans. Not the availability for every single language but easiness in programming. It is not bad ata all as for now but more templates is a need than to implement every language in the region!
  • AN AUTOUPDATE FOR THE WHOLE IDE PLZ FOR THE SAKE OF BUDA .. im tired of download every new version and make a new installation.. Just that ... i can live whit the others issues
  • 1,more beautiful appearance 2,run faster,especially when it starts 3,more convenient manipulation
  • Editor performance IDE integrity (no more compiler errors that doesn't exist, no more need to delete cache) Averall responsiveness
  • 1. Better TestNG support, the current plugin has bugs. 2. Add to the available refactoring options. 3. Purchase JavaRebel and incorporate their JVM plugin into the JVM.
  • 1)The ability to minify / combine javascript files. 2)Query designer for databases. 3)Ability to add external tools to menus.
  • Git-Support
  • 1. Improved Maven integration for NetBeans platform/module projects 2. Improved JSF editor (+ JSF 2.0 support) 3. Git support
  • Bazaar & Git support Better support for Velocity Code folding for JSP pages
  • 1. further development of the UML module for base MDA. the Visual Paradigm SDE is far too heavyweight. Not much extra development is required, the features are mainly there. 2. that's about it!
  • 1) SPEED 2) SPEED 3) MEMORY HANDLING
  • Continued speed improvements in the editor. Enhanced visual swing UI support with directly editable code.
  • Wicket plugin
  • - more performance! - even better maven integration, pom.xml completion sometimes goes wrong - java editor still has some problems, e.g. add a single ; between your imports and do a reformat...
  • Build order (for maven projects) remember closed projects (list them light gray with option to reopen) scanning project does not block
  • Grails GSP support Improved Grails code completion Groovy/Grails refactoring
  • Less unneeded changes in the way it works and continue to work on stability and performance.
  • Scanning should become disabled completely or be a complete background operation with no locking of the IDE or AWT thread at all. The IDE should start and provide editing and running within 30sec of launch. It takes way too long for it to piece itself together and this is one of the reasons why it has performance problems.
  • Performance Better Java Language Support (e.g. #124864 Problems with nested generics) osgi support
  • Startup time, still very big. Fitness, netbeans is still very heavy. Better XML schema support (ERD for XSD, auto find schema location for autocompletion)
  • More database design support More javafx support Some kind of GUI Builder for building applications on the netbeans platform (to get started with easier)
  • C/C++ performance, especially code completion, is very poor for large projects - I would like to see better performance benefits mainly in this area, since this is the sole reason why I use an IDE over a text editor.
  • 1. Better Haml & Sass support 2. Cucumber support 3. Git Integration #1 is a necessity for me and it's the only reason which made me look for alternatives to NB. There's a plugin for Haml & Sass, but it's very limited. Haml's support should be as good as it's currently for rhtml/erb.
  • 1. http://forums.netbeans.org/viewtopic.php?t=11996 2. Ability to add/remove arguments in methods instantly. Eg; A a = new A(); a.sayHello(); /* If I decide to pass an argument to this method, then doing the following should provide editor hint to add an argument to its definition automatically. */ String message = "Something"; a.sayHello(message);
  • 1. ability to upgrade between versions rather than reinstall (think Debian/Ubuntu here) 2. more JPA support (easy to use when starting, but faffier to use when maintaining/altering databases)
  • That NetBeans can run with the G1 garbage collector.
  • Fix scanning and other performance and scalibility issues, then chase the next hype, if you must. Turn the UML into something useful (undo/redo, copying elements etc.) Resurrect GLF / Schliemann as a RAD approach to language support. And see 3)
  • 1. Continued work on API support. Making it easier to develop platform applications and plugins makes it easier for NetBeans developers (and the community at large) to improve the IDE. 2. Continued work on testing support and refactoring. NetBeans IDE's support for testing and refactoring has improved in recent releases, but continues to trail behind both Eclipse and IDEA. These are two essential features that any serious developer values greatly. In my opinion, NetBeans cannot take a significant market share from Eclipse or IDEA until these features are at least as good as -- and ideally better than -- what those two IDEs offer. 3. Continued Groovy/Grails support. I think these will be the most important language/framework on the Java platform.
  • 1) Feature on demand actually work like a feature on demand from the view point of every run of the IDE or perhaps even closing out features after no opened projects use them for a certain amount of time. 2) The JSP editor really be updated to kick the but of every other editor. Use it for some real development and you'll quickly see what I'm talking about. The one in 6.7 RC2. 3) Scanning and indexing improvements. Those things get in the way way too much. Just need to be addressed for usability sake. We had an issue at a demo session at JavaOne where one of the folks demoing couldn't finish because code completion was blocked because the IDE incorrectly said scanning was taking place. This was long over by then, and this caused him great pain. This happens often actually and one has to restart the IDE. This was on an RCP project, but has happened to me on other projects.
  • Stability, Stability, Performance
  • 1. The Scala test frameworks ScalaTest, specs and ScalaCheck 2. Support for Scala as a part of the standard Java projects. If the ASTs could be merged then could the Scala functionality take advantage of some of the Java? 3. Scala level of support brought closer to Java.
  • Workable source editor (GNU Linux, OSX) I would like to stick with Netbeans and do not really want to move to Eclipse because of bug issue #119617. If issue is solved, Netbeans will be perfect for me :-)
  • 1. The ability to browse the remote FTP server and edit files directly on the server (even if it doesn't parse for dependencies and such). Saves a LOT of time when I just want to make minor updates (like to a config file). I don't have to download, edit, then upload. This is the one big thing that is missing, in my opinion. I use this functionality in all of the other editors (Zend IDE, Dreamweaver, etc.) that I've used in the past and I sorely miss this feature.
  • #164814 #156920 #148389
  • Improvements on Maven integration. Where is Debug command on JUnit test case?
  • - support for struts2
  • Better performance. iPhone, Android and mobile unified tools. Database design
  • Python support,
  • - Make attaching missing source a one-click operation. Display a javap style outline of a missing class and permit attaching the source from this view. - Something equivalent to Eclipse's CTRL+T (jump to implementation) - no javadoc window
  • 1) See what Microsoft is doing with Visual Studio 2010. They have tools for Database, for Architect, for Developer, for Test. Tools are the future. Instead, Sun kill UML. 2) Integration with Open Office 3) Developer tools for Data Warehouse and Data Mining 4) Full integration with MySQL. 5) See integration into SAP NetWeaver or Microsoft SharePoint
  • #133082 #157023 #63953
  • 1. Scalability for big projects seems to be an issue. 2. There are instances when the introduce a method refactoring doesn't work in files where guarded block exists. 3. Support for running ant with project's defined jdk. Right now ant is run by using NB's default jdk, not the one defined per project. It's an issue especially with freeform, or projects with existing sources. A lot of tweaking is needed. See Intellij Idea.
  • - Annotation processor support; - Matisse extensibility; - Better performance for freeform Java projects
  • 1) Java indexing needs to be re-architected. Having a global lock on the index is rubbish. The index should be updated incrementally in the background (by a low-priority thread), and not block any actions the user might want to perform. Code completion, refactorings etc. should be able to work with a possibly incomplete index, instead of the current global black&white "index is valid=usable/non-valid=unusable". For the indexing itself, some prioritization logic could be in order, which classes to scan first and which later. NetBeans should learn to expect modifications of source files and libraries by external tools. The "wrong error badges" issues should be solved. Note how other IDEs don't seem to have all these problems. 2) Better support for Java 1.5/1.6 language. The lack of support for static imports is an embarassment (#89258). Issue #118928 should finally be tackled (proper distinction of "implements" vs. "overrides" for @Override annotations). Many refactorings are buggy when generics and/or inner classes and/or class member imports are involved. There seems to be too much ad-hockery in the internal source model. Imports-related features that ought to be standard are also missing (#122109, #122658). More refactorings are in order (cf. IntelliJ IDEA). 3) Concentrate on the multitude of unresolved bugs and enhancement requests already filed in Issuezilla, especially the smaller ones, instead of on the next big new feature/latest hip technology of the day. It\'s better to have an IDE that does fewer things but those really well instead of more things but those only so-so.

  • Updated: $Date: 2009/11/02 14:13:06 $ GMT

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