NetBeans 11.3 is Shaping up Nicely

Saturday November 30, 2019

One month has passed since NetBeans 11.2 had been released. There are 82 new PR-s made it to the master branch so far. We usually have a, not necessary intentional, "theme" for each release. I’d say the theme is for 11.3 is: "Remove the Rust".

Our code and libraries spent long time in the transit. Many of our modules were still compiling against Java 1.6 and/or used ancient versions of third party libraries. 11.3 improved a lot on this front and there are still many PR are in the queue to carry that on. Without trying to be complete, here is a small list of changes what’s coming:

  • Jgit Library Update

  • ASM, PostgreSQL, JUnit5 and Other Library Updates.

  • PHP Fixes

  • HTML Lexer Stability Improvements

  • JSF 2.3 Support

  • Gradle Tooling 6.0

  • Several Cleanups, Remove Compile Warnings

On the UI Side:

  • Return of Dark Metal and Dark Nimbus Look and Feel

  • Experimental support for Flatlaf Look and Feel

On Gradle Side:

  • Test Output is Channeled Back to the IDE

  • Added Project Reload Action

  • Elephant Icons Finally Replace the old Ones