NetBeans IDE 12 has been released with support for Java JDK 11. It also comes with the following features:
- Support for PHP 7.0 through 7.3, PHPStan and Twig.
- Modules in the “groovy” cluster are included in Apache NetBeans 10.
- OpenJDK can Automatically detect JTReg from OpenJDK configuration and register the expanded JDK as a Java Platform.
- Support for JUnit 5.3.1
Please visit the Apache NetBeans 12 page for further detail.
Install NetBeans Dependencies
Netbeans needs Java JDK to run. Since Java 11 is officially supported. In this guide will use the default supported Java version in our operating system.
To install the default Java that ships with your distribution, run:
sudo apt update sudo apt install -y default-jdk
For Java 8, install it using commands below – Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt update sudo apt install oracle-java8-set-default
Confirm installed version of Java:
$ java --version openjdk 11.0.7 2020-04-14 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.7+10-post-Ubuntu-3ubuntu1) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.7+10-post-Ubuntu-3ubuntu1, mixed mode, sharing)
Step 1: Download NetBeans archive
Download the NetBeans 12 installation files.
curl -O https://downloads.apache.org/netbeans/netbeans/12.4/netbeans-12.4-bin.zip
Wait for the download to finish then extract it.
Step 2: Extract the file
Once the file has been downloaded extract.
Confirm created directory file contents:
$ ls netbeans apisupport cpplite enterprise etc groovy ide javafx licenses netbeans.css php profiler webcommon bin DEPENDENCIES ergonomics extide harness java LICENSE nb NOTICE platform README.html websvccommon
Step 3: Move netbeans folder to
Let’s now move the
netbeans/ folder to
sudo mv netbeans/ /opt/
The Netbeans executable binary is located under
/opt/netbeans/bin/netbeans. We need to add its parent directory to our
$PATH so that we can launch the program without specifying the absolute path to the binary file.
$ nano ~/.bashrc
Add the following line at the end of the file
Source the file to Start Netbeans without shell restart.
$ source ~/.bashrc
Install Netbeans using script
You can also the install Netbeans 12 on Linux from a script provided for download:
curl -O https://downloads.apache.org/netbeans/netbeans/12.4/Apache-NetBeans-12.4-bin-linux-x64.sh sudo bash Apache-NetBeans-12.4-bin-linux-x64.sh
Step 4: Create NetBeans IDE Desktop Launcher
Credits goes to Vimbai Chatitai in the comments section who shared steps to create a launcher for Netbeans.
Create new file on /usr/share/applications/netbeans.desktop.
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/netbeans.desktop
Add below data.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Netbeans IDE Comment=Netbeans IDE Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Exec=/opt/netbeans/bin/netbeans Icon=/opt/netbeans/nb/netbeans.png Categories=GNOME;Application;Development; Terminal=false StartupNotify=true
Step 5: Start Netbeans IDE
Now that you have downloaded and installed Netbeans IDE, you can launch it from your Applications launcher menu.
Or from the terminal like below:
You should get output like this
Once the application is started, you should see default welcome page for NetBeans.
You can install available Plugins under My NetBeans > Available Plugins
Kudos!. You have successfully installed Netbeans 12 on Ubuntu, Debian and Linux Mint system.
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