Thursday, October 25, 2007

NetBeans IDE on Linux

The NetBeans IDE is a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers.
The NetBeans IDE provides developers with all the tools they need to create professional
cross-platform desktop, enterprise, web and mobile applications.

To install NetBeans IDE on Linux (Steps given here are performed on FC7):

It needs Java SDK-1.5.x so first install Java SDK-1.5.x and the JAVA_HOME in the environment variable in the .bash_profile file

# Download NetBeans IDE from here.

Downloaded file be like this: netbeans-x_x_x-linux.bin

# Make the file executable

$ chmod +x netbeans-x_x_x-linux.bin
Run this file
$ ./netbeans-x_x_x-linux.bin

It will open the Launcher, accept the License and click Next.
Select the Java version you want to use with the IDE, specify the path where you want to install the NetBeans IDE.

It will install all the files in the selected folder to run the NetBeans IDE cd to the bin directory and run the command:

$ ./netbeans

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