Even thought I did not contribute code, but bug reports and enhancement requests, this helped to improve NetBeans. And improping NetBeans improves my productivity. Thus, it is worthwhile to spent some time on conmtributing issues.

Now, I got this report about my issues which had been addressed in NB 7.4:

Dear NetBeans User,

In the past you have taken the time to report issues that you encountered while using NetBeans software. A new version (NetBeans 7.4) has just been released,and we’d like to inform you that the following issue(s) you reported have been addressed in the new release:

184422 5s – FontAndColorsPanel.update() is slow
188382 5.6s in ui.actions.MainProjectAction.actionPerformed()
199303 java.io.FileNotFoundException: JAR entry SelectManyListbox.html not found in C:\Oracle\NetBeans 7.0\enterprise\docs\jsf-api-docs.zip
202551 [71cat] unknown property false errors on map objects
205868 LowPerformance took 46905 ms.
207371 GandalfPersistenceManager.getDocumentBuilder() called in AWT
213998 JUnitMethodRunnerProvider parses from EDT (64283 ms)
221080 [73cat] Package name in wizzard for Web Service Client
226066 NullPointerException at org.netbeans.modules.j2ee.common.ui.
MissingDatabaseConnectionWarning.addDatabaseConnection
228866 StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: 1262
229944 [73cat] GlassFish install recognition problem
230574 AssertionError: CloneableEditorSupport.getOpenedPanes() must be called from AWT thread only
230809 [74cat] Can’t install if user dir on a server
233018 Changes in server configuration (Tools -> Server) causes error “could not save property change to file.”
233481 [74cat] Cannot deploy module accessing SQL Server to GlassFish 4.0
233782 [Refactoring>Inline] causes exception
233922 [74cat] Can’t install
233988 [74cat] missleading warning/inject session bean
234880 IllegalArgumentException: bad position: 1
235421 ClassCastException: com.sun.tools.javac.tree.JCTree$JCErroneous cannot be cast to com.sun.tools.javac.tree.JCTree$JCIdent

Please visit the netbeans.org website to download NetBeans 7.4 and to learn more about the new release.

We appreciate your contribution to our efforts to make NetBeans software and features better for all users. And as always, we look forward to your feedback on how we can continue to improve NetBeans.Thank you.

The NetBeans Team