NetBeans 7.3 is only some days old, but the NB devs are not tired to continue making NetBeans IDE even better. There are already many visible changes in the current nightly dev builds regarding usability.
For example: Documents tabs were rewritten from the scratch – see . Kudos to Stanislav Aubrecht. There are highly configurable now and the UI looks very clean.
- you can have a tab row for each of your open projects, even with coloring
- you can show the parent folder of the current file in the tab. This feature seems to be requested by PHP devs, who work with many opened files equally named index.php from different folders at the same time. Those can be distinguished now.
- status label decorators from the version system are applied to tab too
- the documents dropdown is now grouped by project
It looks very promising. Stay tuned for more useful enhancements in the next version!