Install NetBeans IDE 13 on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint

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NetBeans is a very powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tool mostly used for Java and C/C++ Development. It allows you easily develop Web, Desktop and Mobile Applications from its modular framework. You can add support for other Programming Languages such as PHP, HTML, JavaScript, C, C++, Ajax, JSP, Ruby on Rails e.t.c using extensions.

NetBeans IDE 13 has been released with support for Java JDK 11. It also comes with the following features:

  • Bundled nb-javac, startup experience simpler and smoother.
  • Light FlatLaf look and feel by default.
  • Partial upgrades for Maven, Gradle, and PHP.

Please visit the Apache NetBeans 13 page for further detail.

Step 1: Install NetBeans Dependencies

Netbeans needs Java JDK to run. Since Java 11 is officially supported. In this guide will use the default supported Java version in our operating system.

To install the default Java that ships with your distribution, run:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install openjdk-17-jdk curl wget unzip

Confirm installed version of Java:

$ java --version
openjdk version "17.0.3" 2022-04-19
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 17.0.3+7-Ubuntu-0ubuntu0.22.04.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 17.0.3+7-Ubuntu-0ubuntu0.22.04.1, mixed mode, sharing)

Step 2: Download NetBeans IDE installer script

Download NetBeans 13 installer script on your Desktop machine.

### Download with curl ###
curl -O https://dlcdn.apache.org/netbeans/netbeans-installers/13/Apache-NetBeans-13-bin-linux-x64.sh

### Download with wget ###
wget https://dlcdn.apache.org/netbeans/netbeans-installers/13/Apache-NetBeans-13-bin-linux-x64.sh

One the file is downloaded to your local system proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Install NetBeans IDE 13 on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint

Make the script executable using the following command:

chmod +x Apache-NetBeans-13-bin-linux-x64.sh

Run the installer to have NetBeans IDE 13 installed on your on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint system.

sudo ./Apache-NetBeans-13-bin-linux-x64.sh

Read and accept License agreement terms.

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Use default path for installing Apache NetBeans IDE or set custom directory.

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During installation you’re asked enable automatic updates for the software. Choose to enable or disable this.

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Installation process should complete in few minutes

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Launch Apache NetBeans IDE 13 on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint from your Desktop launcher.

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Step 4: Start Netbeans IDE on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint

Now that you have downloaded and installed Netbeans IDE, you can launch it from your Applications launcher menu.

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Once the application is started, you should see default welcome page for NetBeans.

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You can install available Plugins under My NetBeans > Available Plugins

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Select the plugins you’ll like to be installed in your system and enjoy using NetBeans IDE on your Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint machine.

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