Downloading Apache NetBeans 12.6

Apache NetBeans 12.6 was released on November 29, 2021. See Apache NetBeans 12.6 Features for a full list of features.

Apache NetBeans 12.6 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 12.6.

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.

Deployment Platforms

The Apache NetBeans 12.6 binary releases require JDK 11+, and officially support running on JDK 11 and JDK 17.

Apache NetBeans 12.6 can be run on JDK 8, with some features disabled, if built from source using JDK 8.
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 12.6 from source you need:

  1. A distribution of OpenJDK 8 or 11.

  2. Apache Ant 1.10 or greater (

Once you have everything installed then:

  1. Unzip in a directory of your liking.

  1. cd to that directory, and then run ant to build the Apache NetBeans IDE. Once built you can run the IDE by typing ./nbbuild/netbeans/bin/netbeans

Community Approval

As in any other Apache Project, the Apache NetBeans Community approved this release through the following voting processes in our mailing lists:

Earlier Releases

Please visit the Apache NetBeans Download page for further details.