A beta release of the NetBeans 6.1 IDE is set to ship Monday, Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans community said.
The open source NetBeans platform serves as the foundation of Sun's development tools strategy.
Other highlights in version 6.1 include:
-- Performance enhancements such as faster startup and code completion.
-- Spring framework support, including configuration file support and hyperlinks to speed navigation.
-- Enhancements to Ruby/JRuby support, including a Ruby platform manager and backing for the latest version of Ruby on Rails.
-- Beta support for the ClearCase version control system, made available as a plug-in.
Sun representatives Friday did not have information on general availability for NetBeans 6.1.