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08 October 2010, 09:00

NetBeans 6.10 becomes 7.0 to sync with JDK

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The NetBeans developers have announced that the, currently in development, NetBeans 6.10 release is to be renamed to NetBeans 7.0. The version number change is designed to synchronise NetBeans version numbers with JDK releases. As Oracle have now adopted a plan to ship JDK7 in the summer of 2011, NetBeans 7.0 will arrive in March 2011 with support for the JDK7 language feature and JDK7 beta.

When JDK7 final arrives, a patch update will update this version for the final JDK7 release. It would then be followed up by NetBeans 7.1 later in the year which would offer enhanced support for Client Java and JavaFX APIs. NetBeans 7.0 will also be losing JavaFX Script language support as Oracle have cancelled that language's development, but will see enhanced support for GlassFish 3.1, WebLogic, Maven 3 and Oracle DB. The second development milestone of the now NetBeans 7.0 is due to be released next week.

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