Apache NetBeans is an open source development environment, tooling platform, and application framework.
- Ant 1.9.9 or above
- JDK 8 or 11 (to build NetBeans)
- JDK 9 or above (to run NetBeans)
- MinGW (optional), to build Windows Launchers
- NetBeans also runs with JDK 8, although then it will not include tools for the JDK 9 Shell.
- NetBeans license violation checks are managed via the rat-exclusions.txt file.
- Set JAVA_HOME and ANT_HOME appropriately or leave them undefined.
Build with the default config (See the cluster.config property.)
Build the basic project (mainly, JavaSE features):
$ ant -Dcluster.config=basic
$ ant -Dcluster.config=full
Build the NetBeans Platform:
$ ant -Dcluster.config=platform
- You can also use
enterprise, etc. See the cluster.properties file.
Building Windows Launchers
Windows launchers can be build using MinGW both on Windows and Linux.
Note: In Windows MSYS must be installed.
As of NETBEANS-1145, the Windows Launchers can be built adding
do.build.windows.launchers=true property to the build process.
$ ant -Ddo.build.windows.launchers=true
Software Requirement to Build Windows Launchers on Ubuntu (16.04+):
sudo apt install make mingw-w64
$ ant build javadoc
javadoc-nb task in Netbeans to run the javadoc build and display it in a web browser.
Run the build:
$ ant tryme
Note: Look in nbbuild/netbeans for the NetBeans installation created by the build process.
Get In Touch
Developer builds can be downloaded: Latest build (netbeans-xxx.zip).
Convenience binary of released source artifacts: https://netbeans.apache.org/download/index.html.
Bugs should be reported to https://issues.apache.org/jira/projects/NETBEANS/issues/
The origins of the code in this repository are older than its Apache existence. As such significant part of the history (before the code was donated to Apache) is kept in an independent repository. To fully understand the code you may want to merge the modern and ancient versions together:
$ git clone https://github.com/apache/netbeans.git $ cd netbeans $ git log platform/uihandler/arch.xml
This gives you just few log entries including the initial checkin and change of the file headers to Apache. But then the magic comes:
$ git remote add emilian https://github.com/emilianbold/netbeans-releases.git $ git fetch emilian # this takes a while, the history is huge! $ git replace 6daa72c98 32042637 # the 1st donation $ git replace 6035076ee 32042637 # the 2nd donation
When you search the log, or use the blame tool, the full history is available:
$ git log platform/uihandler/arch.xml $ git blame platform/uihandler/arch.xml
Many thanks to Emilian Bold who converted the ancient history to his Git repository and made the magic possible!