Downloading Apache NetBeans 12.5
Apache NetBeans 12.5 was released September 13, 2021. See Apache NetBeans 12.5 Features for a full list of features.
Apache NetBeans 12.5 is available for download from your closest Apache mirror.
|macOS versions prior to 10.14.4 require the Swift 5 Runtime to be installed to launch Apache NetBeans 12.5.|
Officially, it is important that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP signatures (.asc file) or a hash (.sha512 files). The PGP keys used to sign this release are available here.
Apache NetBeans can also be installed as a self-contained snap package on Linux.
Apache NetBeans 12.5 runs on JDK LTS releases 8 and 11, with experimental support for JDK 17, i.e., the current JDK release at the time of this NetBeans release.
|The current JDKs have an issue on macOS Big Sur, that causes freezes on dialogs. That could be fixed by applying the workaround described at NETBEANS-5037 .|
Building from Source
To build Apache NetBeans 12.5 from source you need:
A distribution of OpenJDK 8 or 11.
Apache Ant 1.10 or greater (https://ant.apache.org).
Once you have everything installed then:
Unzip netbeans-12.5-source.zip in a directory of your liking.
cdto that directory, and then run
antto build the Apache NetBeans IDE. Once built you can run the IDE by typing
Please visit the Apache NetBeans Download page for further details.