Description of problem:
Per the URL above, we should probably patch netbeans.conf to use system AA by default, by adding -J-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on
Without this, NetBeans looks rather terrible by default, esp. compared to Eclipse
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -rf ~/.netbeans
3. Observe the fonts
Not anti-aliased, regardless of user's font config
Should follow whatever font setting the user desires
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
According to: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1154640
And to my own testing installed locally on my box, adding: "-J-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on"
To the end of the netbeans_default_options in /path/to/netbeans.conf makes it behave nicely again.
Possible duplicate of Bug 539971
This seems to be fixed in F13.
Would have been nice to hear from the maintainer, but as this is now the new upstream default, I'll close the bug.
I guess the choosing of the best default options for a software/hardware configuration, including options of the fonts rendering, should be provided by a platform, but not by each particular application that will be run on the top of that platform.
Moreover, I think, an application may have a facility to change the GUI options, but, by default, it should rely on the global options proposed by the platform that have been chosen by either the platform or a user due to some reasons.
So, in our case, the OpenJDK is the best place where this bug could be fixed. And, I glad to hear that it was solved in the OpenJDK.