Don't know if this is the right place to post this but here goes.
I only just installed the new IDE and it takes twice as long to compile, probably something to do with the progress bar
and why the file extension change?
just because java is multi platform does not mean it's good, there are other multi platform options which are quicker, I think it would be much easier to pick a plugin compatible multi platform IDE and start developing the plugin rather than forcing 1 option that people are clearly not happy with on everybody who doesn't know how to use a makefile.
As for the processing thing, I haven't used it but those some people should learn how to associate files correctly then it wouldn't happen.
does the progress bar not have to run a function to work out how far along it is or at least some kind of script
fair enough I understand it's for portability over platforms and straight forward usability but not everyone likes it because of these things as java is slow as it is
if you think I am wrong about the speed then you should try installing version 0023 and compile a test program then in comparison upload the same test program in the latest version and see if you get the same results as I did "the new one is slower"
yes this is my native language, did I stutter.