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NetBeans IDE 4.0 Beta 2 is now available

Posted by jbob on September 30, 2004 at 1:14 PM PDT

The NetBeans open source project has announced that the NetBeans IDE 4.0 Beta 2 is now available.

65 of the 900 bugs fixed are performance related. Some of the cool enhancements include:

  • J2SE 1.5 - The tiger is in the tank of this release! metadata, generics, enumerated types and autoboxing of primitive types are now suported in the IDE and debugger.
  • Ant-based projects - Ant is now the underlying engine for the new project system.
  • J2ME - Support for MIDP 2.0 and CDLC 1.1 as well as code obfuscation.
  • Refactoring - Features such as renames (class/method/field), move class, rename package, change method parameters, encapsulate field and find references.

All users of NetBeans IDE 4.0 Beta 1 should transition to this release.

Downloads are located at

Since the Beta 1 release, over 900 bugs have been fixed including 65 in the performance area.

For more information on the content of the release, click here

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