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I'm in Prague this week, visiting the NetBeans team. NetBeans of course is the foundation
Creator is built on top of. We're working closely together to make sure that we get everything
we need, and to align work and vision such that we're heading in the same direction.
I've seen some of the new stuff coming in the next release of NetBeans - 4.2. It's documented
this document, which is
similar to the "New and Noteworthy" documents Eclipse publishes for their milestones. If you're
wondering what "Q-Build" refers to in that document, a "Q-Build" is a "quality-build". It's a
promoted build (roughly weekly) from the nightly builds, that has had some QA analysis applied
to it and showstoppers fixed. There's a separate document for
new and noteworthy
features in the mobility pack.
...and of course, I saw some cool new stuff that hasn't been integrated (and therefore listed) yet!
Prague is a beautiful city. I have been here many times before (I think this is my eighth trip)
but it never ceases to impress. I haven't done any sightseeing on the last trips so I think
I'll go back and visit the castle if I get some time Friday morning. The best way to get around
is to use the underground. The metro runs deep below the ground, so to get down to the tracks
they have these really really long escalataors -- see the picture on the right (and note that
it continues up above the lighting fixture). On my first trips here I was amazed at how fast
the escalators were running! They don't seem as fast anymore and I was just told yesterday
they have deliberately tuned back the speed...