Apache NetBeans is an open source development environment, tooling platform, and application framework.
- Ant 1.9.9 or above
- Oracle JDK 8 or OpenJDK 8 (to build NetBeans)
- Oracle JDK 9 or OpenJDK 9 (to run NetBeans)
Note: NetBeans also runs with JDK 8, although then it will not include tools for the JDK 9 Shell.
Note: NetBeans license violation checks are managed via the rat-exclusions.txt file.
Build the full project:
Build the NetBeans Platform:
$ ant -Dcluster.config=platform
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 from https://builds.apache.org/job/incubator-netbeans-release/
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/incubator-netbeans.git $ cd incubator-netbeans $ git log 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
When you search the log, or use the blame tool, the full history is available:
$ git log uihandler/arch.xml $ git blame uihandler/arch.xml
Many thanks to Emilian Bold who converted the ancient history to his Git repository and made the magic possible!