Apache NetBeans source and daily builds
All Apache NetBeans source code is freely available to build yourself, or you can download (unsupported) daily development builds.
Building from source
You can of course build Apache NetBeans from source. To do so:
Once you’re all set just enter the
netbeans directory and type:
ant buildto build the Apache NetBeans IDE on JDK 8, on JDK 11 also type -Dpermit.jdk9.builds=true with the
This will build a binary zip bundle of the IDE at
./nbbuild/NetBeans-<version-hash>-release.zip. Extract that zip in a place of your choosing and run
ant trymeto run the Apache NetBeans IDE directly from the build folder rather than the zip for development purposes.
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 repositories:
https://github.com/apache/netbeans The main source code repository.
https://github.com/apache/netbeans-l10n Translation bundle repository.
https://github.com/apache/netbeans-website This website’s repository.
https://github.com/apache/netbeans-website-cleanup A repository used to clean up existing documentation from http://netbeans.org
https://github.com/apache/netbeans-tools Tools and facilities in support of the Apache NetBeans project.
Emilian Bold has converted the previous Mercurial repository (http://hg.netbeans.org) to git, for historical reference, and has kindly uploaded it to GitHub at https://github.com/emilianbold/netbeans-releases.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!