Building from source
You can of course build Apache NetBeans from source. To do so:
Once you’re all set just enter the
incubator-netbeans directory and type:
antto build the Apache NetBeans IDE.
Once built, the IDE bits are placed in the
./nbbuild/netbeansdirectory. You can run the IDE from within the
incubator-netbeansdirectory by typing
./nbbuild/netbeans/bin/netbeanson unixes (for Windows the command is equivalent).
ant trymeto run the Apache NetBeans IDE.
For details, go here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Development+Environment
Now that you have built Apache NetBeans from source you may want to submit a pull request.
This is a list of Apache NetBeans (incubating) repositories:
https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans The main source code repository.
https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans-website This website’s repository.
https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans-website-cleanup A repository used to clean up existing documentation from http://netbeans.org
Emilian Bold has converted the previous Mercurial repository (http://hg.netbeans.org) to git, for historical reference, and has kindly uploaded it to github at https://github.com/emilianbold/netbeans-releases. Thanks, Emilian!
Previous NetBeans versions
You can download previous NetBeans versions by visiting https://netbeans.org/downloads/