- The installation takes about 80 seconds. Netbeans 6.7.1 is installed with Java FX SDK 1.2 with few (about 3) clicks.
- Existing Netbeans 6.5.1 projects can be directly opened.
- The IDE responsiveness was improved, comparing it to Netbeans 6.5.1
- Java FX debugging works as expected.
- kenai.com and especially JIRA integration are very useful for searching / creating new issues, bugs and RFEs for the Java FX compiler.
However the are no noticeable improvements of the Java FX editor. I especially miss the refactoring capabilities. It is still not possible to consistently rename methods or even classes. I also miss seamless JUnit integration.
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