Sun announces C/C++ support for NetBeans IDE

Sun Microsystems has announced a preview version of the NetBeans C/C++ Development Pack, which allows developers to edit, compile, and build C and C++ applications on multiple platforms, including Solaris, Linux, and Windows.

The plug-in is supported in NetBeans 5.0 and preview versions of NetBeans 5.5, and includes such features as editor syntax highlighting, easier code browsing via hyperlinks between invocation and declaration, a makefile wizard, and templates for building C/C++ libraries and applications. The NetBeans C/C++ Development Pack preview version is available at