Someone from JetBrains,
Could you please give us some, at least "coarse grained", overview of
the roadmap for upcoming IDEA releases?
We're already using Java EE 5, especially EJB 3 and are really having
difficulties developing with IDEA, including the latest builds, e.g.
Cannot delete DD from EJB-module, cannot package arbitrary library into
EAR (not to talk of automatic correct manifest-classpath entries), i.e.
the packaging system is too "unflexible" (since it validates for J2EE 1.4).
Beside these problems, there is (of course) no "support" for Java EE 5
(where other IDEs already have previews or at least "upcoming support"),
so I'd really like to know when we'll be able to at least develop Java
EE 5 apps without problems and, further, if and when you plan to support
it (Because of the various (especially packaging) problems it really
gets difficult with large applications, not to speak of making it easier
by supporting Java EE 5 and since the project base grows it gets more
and more difficult).