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Apache NetBeans 9.0 – How to Build & Run the Latest

In my last post, I spoke about how to obtain the Release Candidate of Apache NetBeans 9.0.  There have been some changes made since the Release Candidate (including the addition of a very nice updated splash screen), so in this post I will cover how to build and run the latest sources.  I really is quite simple to run the latest code…here’s how:

1)  Clone the latest source code from the GitHub repository to your local machine:

git clone

2)  Open your terminal and traverse inside of the cloned directory named “incubator-netbeans”

3)  Build the IDE using Apache Ant.  If you do not have it installed, please download from here:

To build, simply issue the “ant” command from within the “incubator-netbeans” directory.

apache netbeans

4)  The build process will take several minutes, as it obtains all of the dependencies and performs the compilation process.  Once completed, open the incubator-netbeans/nbbuild directory, and you should see a directory entitled “netbeans”.  Inside this directory are all of the files required to run the Apache NetBeans IDE.  You can run the IDE by invoking the incubator-netbeans/nbbuild/netbeans/bin/netbeans executable.

apache netbeans

Once the executable is started, you will be presented with the new Apache NetBeans 9.0 splash screen, and you can then begin to use the latest build.

apache netbeans

Published on Java Code Geeks with permission by Josh Juneau, partner at our JCG program. See the original article here: Apache NetBeans 9.0 – How to Build & Run the Latest

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Josh Juneau

Josh is an application developer and technical writer. He has authored several books for Apress, primarily focusing on Java development. Most recently, he has authored Java EE 7 Recipes, Introducing Java EE 7, and Java 8 Recipes. Josh is a member of the JCP, and he is on the JSF 2.3 Expert Group.
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5 years ago

Apache Netbeans support JSF 2.3?

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