Sun sets NetBeans IDE free

Sun said on Tuesday that it has launched the NetBeans WorldTour, an initiative for distributing and sharing the NetBeans software worldwide. The NetBeans WorldTour will provide developers an opportunity to test-drive Sun's integrated environment for Java development.

Sun also has created the NetBeans WorldTour CD program, a free NetBeans software CD (shipping is also free), for any developer who registers with the Sun Developer Network.

The NetBeans WorldTour CD includes NetBeans IDE 4.1, the Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 Platform Edition, the NetBeans Mobility Pack 4.1 and the NetBeans Profiler. It is available from:

The NetBeans Software WorldTour includes demonstrations of Project Matisse GUI Builder and the NetBeans Collaboration module, which supports in-context collaborative development. For more info, go to