Install NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 on Fedora 14/13, CentOS 5.5, Red Hat (RHEL) 5.5/6

Netbeans Logo boxThis is guide with screenshots, howto install NetBeans 6.9.1 on Fedora 14, Fedora 13, Fedora 12, CentOS 5.4, CentOS 5.5, Red Hat (RHEL) 5.4, Red Hat (RHEL) 5.5, Red Hat (RHEL) 6.

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 6.9.1?

NetBeans 6.9.1 introduces the JavaFX Composer, a visual layout tool for building JavaFX GUI applications, similar to the Swing GUI builder for Java SE applications.

Additional highlights

  • Support for JavaFX SDK 1.3
  • PHP Zend framework
  • New PHP formatter with many formatting rules
  • Ruby on Rails 3.0 support
  • Refactoring and find usages for CSS and HTML-like languages
  • Spell checker support in the Editor
  • Improvements to the Java Editor, Java Debugger, issue tracking

Install NetBeans 6.9.1 on Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat (RHEL)

1. Install Sun’s Java

I recommend to install Sun’s Java, because I think NetBeans works faster with Sun’s Java. Here is the guide, howto install Sun/Oracle Java JDK 6 on Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat (RHEL). OpenJDK should also work.

2. Download NetBeans 6.9.1

from Sun’s NetBeans download page
NetBeans 6.9.1 Download
Select best suitable version or select whole package.

3. Make package executable


chmod +x netbeans-6.9.1-ml-linux.sh

4. Change to root


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

5. Run installer (as root)


./netbeans-6.9.1-ml-linux.sh

6. NetBeans 6.9.1 Installer starts

Netbeans 6.9.1 Installer Starts

7. NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 Welcome Screen

NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 Welcome Screen

With full package is possible customize module selection, with clicking customize button:
Netbeans 6.9.1 Customize Installation

7. Accept NetBeans 6.9.1 License

Accept NetBeans 6.9.1 License

8. Choose a NetBeans 6.9.1 Installation Directory and JDK Directory

Choose a NetBeans 6.9.1 Installation Directory and JDK Directory

If GlassFish Application Server is also selected to Installation then select Directory also for GlassFish:
NetBeans 6.9.1 IDE Installer Choose GlassFish Installation Directory

9. Check NetBeans 6.9.1 Installation Summary

NetBeans 6.9.1 IDE Installation Summary

10. Installing NetBeans 6.9.1 IDE

Installing NetBeans 6.9.1 IDE

11. NetBeans 6.9.1 IDE Installation Complete

NetBeans 6.9.1 IDE Installation Complete

12. Start NetBeans 6.9.1 IDE


/path/to/netbeans-6.9.1/bin/netbeans

## Example ##
/opt/netbeans-6.9.1/bin/netbeans

Or Start NetBeans with using desktop launcher.

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