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Install NetBeans IDE 7.2 in RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.8 and Fedora 18-12

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NetBeans IDE (integrated development environment) is an open source and freely available application for Linux, Solaris, Windows and Mac systems. The NetBeans IDE is an java based application platform that enables programmers to easily and quickly create and develop web applications, java mobile applications and java desktop. It is the only first IDE that provides some great support and tools for developers and programmers like PHP, C/C++, JavaFX, JavaScript, Ajax, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Groovy and Grails. As I said it is open source and has huge number of developers and users around the globe.

Install NetBeans IDE in Linux

Install NetBeans IDE in RedHat / CentOS / Fedora

NetBeans IDE 7.2 Features

  1. Significant performance improvements on remote filesystems, faster project scanning, smoother start-up and background project scanning.
  2. Java Editor enhancements with faster tools
  3. Added support for JavaFX 2.2 SDK and JavaFX Scene Builder integration.
  4. Added support for new PHP 5.4 with framework integrated with lots of new editor tools
  5. Improvements for Java EE developers, includes a JPA code completion and PrimeFaces 3.2.
  6. Support for Groovy & Grails tools.
  7. Code assistance and Debugging enhancements in C++ projects and more support added to NetBeans C++.

For more information, features and release change log can be found at official NetBeans IDE announcement page.

This article shows you a step-by-step screenshots on how to install NetBeans IDE 7.2 in RHEL 6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8, CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8 and Fedora 12,13,14,15,16,17,18 systems.

Installing NetBeans IDE 7.2 in RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.8 and Fedora 18-12

Go to Oracle NetBeans 7.2 download page. Select the suitable version according to your system architecture 32 or 64 bit. The JDK distribution package bundled with NetBeans 7.2 IDE.

Download netBeans IDE

Download netBeans IDE 7.2

Once you’ve downloaded NetBeans 7.2, make it executable by setting execute permission by using the following command.

# chmod +x jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-i586-ml.sh


# chmod +x jdk-7u10-nb-7_2_1-linux-x64-ml.sh

Run the installer and follow the installation steps.

Run NetBeans Installer

Run NetBeans IDE Installer

Accept the jUnit License Agreement and click on Next button.

Accept the jUnit License Agreement

Accept the jUnit License Agreement

Choose the installation folder for JDK.

Install JDK

Select Folder for JDK Installation

Choose the installation folder NetBeans IDE.

Install NetBeans IDE

Select Install Folder for NetBeans IDE

Next, click on “Install” button to start installation process. On first NetBeans IDE startup, the installer will download and installs JUnit library.

Installing NetBeans IDE

NetBeans Installation Process

Preparing and extracing installation data for Base IDE.

Install Base IDE

Extracting Installation data for Base IDE.

Installing Base IDE.

Installing Base IDE

Installing Base IDE

Completing NetBeans IDE installation process.

Completing NetBeans IDE installation

Completing NetBeans IDE installation

Installation completed successfully. Click on “Finish” button.

Completing NetBeans IDE installation Completes

Completing NetBeans IDE installation Completes

To launch the NetBeans IDE, use the Desktop launcher or use the following command to start it.

# /usr/local/netbeans-7.2.1/bin/netbeans
NetBeans 7.2 IDE running on CentOS 6.3
Start NetBeans IDE

Lanucht NetBeans IDE

Uninstalling NetBeans IDE 7.2 in RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.8 and Fedora 18-12

If in case, you would like to uninstall the NetBeans IDE from the system, use the following commands and procedures.

# cd /usr/local/netbeans-7.2.1
# uninstall.sh

If you want to uninstall NetBeans IDE completely with their directories, check-box the “NetBeans install directory” and “NetBeans user directory“. Click Uninstall.

Uninstalling NetBeans IDE

Uninstall NetBeans IDE

Uninstalling NetBeans IDE.

Uninstalling NetBeans IDE

Uninstalling NetBeans IDE

Click “Finish” to complete the Uninstall process.

NetBean IDE Uninstall Completes

NetBean IDE Uninstall Completes

Ravi Saive

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3 Responses

  1. st0rmt4il says:


    Very usefull.. Thanks!

  2. Roger says:

    Please either delete or update this site. Mentioning earlier Fedora versions such as 18 and 12 is misleading.
    We have Fedora 20 and soon Fedora 21.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Yes, I know that articles wasn’t updated since long time, sorry for the trouble will update the article soon with latest version..

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