Several cool things if you're a Wicket developer using NetBeans IDE:
  • Deploy on save will include other artifacts, including HTML and properties files. (issue 145666 and issue 167170).
  • Palette items generally are moving into code completion (see here in New and Noteworthy).
  • Changes done to enhance Facelets support (for JavaEE 6) in 6.8 will also be available for developers to integrate into other web frameworks, in particular Wicket, which is similar to Facelets in its structure (see here in New and Noteworthy.
    There's quite a bit of interest in Wicket support in NetBeans IDE. Customers have been asking about it and, also, it is one of the top rated plugins in the Plugin Portal. So, the Wicket sources are becoming more significant to NetBeans and may end up in 'contrib' as a first step.