NetBeans 7.4 on Fedora 20/19, CentOS/RHEL 6.5/5.10

Netbeans Logo boxNetBeans 7.4 is released and this is guide with screenshots, howto install NetBeans 7.4 on Fedora 20/19/18/17/16/15, CentOS 6.5/5.10 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/5.10.

What is NetBeans?

The NetBeans IDE (integrated development environment) is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. The NetBeans project consists of an open-source IDE and an application platform that enable developers to rapidly create web, enterprise, desktop, and mobile applications using the Java platform, as well as JavaFX, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.

Whats New on NetBeans 7.4?

  • HTML5 features available in Java EE projects
  • Preview support for JDK 8 features: Profiles, Lambdas
  • Nette Framework 2 (with Latte templates) and Zend Framework 2 support
  • Support for Android and iOS Browsers
  • Editing support for AngularJS, Knockout and ExtJS frameworks
  • HTML5 features available in PHP applications
  • Enhancements to Versioning tools: Subversion, Git, Mercurial

Complete feature list from NetBeans site.

Install NetBeans 7.4 on Fedora 20/19/18, CentOS 6.5/5.10, Red Hat (RHEL) 6.5/5.10

1. Install Sun’s Java

You have to install Sun’s Java, because NetBeans won’t currently run with OpenJDK. Here is the guide, howto install Oracle Java JDK 7 on Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat (RHEL).

2. Download NetBeans 7.4

from NetBeans 7.4 download page.
NetBeans IDE 7.4 Download

Select best suitable version or select whole package.

3. Change to root

4. Make package executable

NetBeans 7.4

4. Run installer (as root)

NetBeans 7.4

5. NetBeans IDE Welcome Screen

NetBeans IDE 7.4 Welcome Screen

With full package is possible customize module selection, with clicking customize button:
NetBeans IDE 7.4 Customize Installation

6. Accept NetBeans Licenses

NetBeans IDE 7.4 License Agreement

NetBeans IDE 7.4 Junit License Agreement

7. Choose a NetBeans Installation Directory and JDK version

Choose a NetBeans IDE 7.4 Installation Directory and JDK version

If GlassFish Application Server is also selected to Installation then select Directory also for GlassFish:
Choose a NetBeans IDE 7.4  GlassFish Installation Directory and JDK version

8. Check NetBeans Installation Summary

Netbeans IDE 7.4 Installation Summary

9. Installing NetBeans IDE

Netbeans IDE 7.4 Installing Netbeans

Downloading and installing updates:
Netbeans IDE 7.4 Download and Installing Updates

10. NetBeans IDE Installation Complete

Netbeans IDE 7.4 Installation Complete

11. Start NetBeans 7.4 IDE

Or Start NetBeans with using desktop launcher.

12. NetBeans IDE 7.4 Screenshots

NetBeans IDE 7.4 running on Fedora 20

Netbeans IDE 7.4 Running on Fedora 20

NetBeans IDE 7.4 running on CentOS 5.10

NetBeans IDE 7.4 running on CentOS 5.10

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  1. Hi, thank you very much for this great tutorial. I’ve installed NetBeans 8.0.2 on my Fedora 22 machine. After I opened a MVN j2ee project, previously developed and successfully running on Windows, I couldn’t have get it built with Maven in my new environment. When I tried to “play” with pom.xml file, there appeared a notification pop-up Cannot lock read-only file.

    Further on I discovered same thing applied to all files in all projects that I copied to /home/myusername/Documents/netbeansProjects.

    When I right click on any project folder, under Permissions->Ownership-> it says User: root; Group: root

    Is there a command that would unlock these files?

    • You can simply run following command (as root user):

      • Wow! “simply?” It works! My favorite projects run on Fedora! Thank you so much!

        • Hah, simply yes. Someday every Linux/Unix commands are logical, like:

          chown – change file owner and group



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