I use NetBeans as my main integrated development environment to work with PHP. So, I downloaded it just got the notification email from netbeans.org. What is first impression? First impression is right the most of the time. On my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation was smooth and fast. After 1st start NetBeans as usual asked permission to import settings from the previous installation. Finally, it started and worked as it should. The main part – debugging with FireFox browser still works. So I can continue my Web development work under this version.
Small negative – I don’t know where the reason, but I caught the situation, when NetBeans editor window lost cursor focus. I met such bug earlier with some of beta versions. So, its not good to see this old friend again, in 7.1 release. There is nothing to do here, just wait next update. Moreover, I know workaround to it :). If you lost your cursor in NetBeans editor window, just minimize it, and maximize again or, more quick decision, click on any menu item and back to the editor window – NetBeans editor will catch its cursor back. Happy PHP coding, my friends!
Next day update: After trying to work in version 7.1 and losing editor cursor every time I switch to other application, well, minimize-maximize clicks restore it, but how much time you can do it, instead of work ;), so I decided to return back to old 7.0.1 friend. And let’s wait the update, may be 7.1.01?
What is your experience with latest Netbeans 7.1 on Ubuntu, JDK 7?