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Netbeans is a great open source Java IDE. For some reason it is missing from the current stable repository on debian. In order to get it installed as a regular desktop application in Debian Jessie (using GNOME) you should do the following:
- JDK 8 is required in order to use netbeans. The default-jdkpackage on Jessie installs jdk7. First you must enable debian backportsand then you You can install it with sudo apt install -t jessie-backports openjdk-8-jdk
- Download the latest version from the releases page. There are a couple different flavors. I usually choose the one that contains everything. This will download a bash installer script.
- Open up a terminal and navigate to wherever you downloaded the script from Step 2. Execute the script with sh netbeans*.sh
- This will run some pre-flight checks and then fire up an installation wizard that will guide you through the rest of the process.
- Once Netbeans has been installed you can launch it by clicking on the icon that should now be on your desktop.
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