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.

Select best suitable version or select whole package.

3. Change to root


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

4. Make package executable

NetBeans 7.4


chmod +x netbeans-7.4-ml-linux.sh

4. Run installer (as root)

NetBeans 7.4


./netbeans-7.4-ml-linux.sh

5. NetBeans IDE Welcome Screen

With full package is possible customize module selection, with clicking customize button:

6. Accept NetBeans Licenses

7. Choose a NetBeans Installation Directory and JDK version

If GlassFish Application Server is also selected to Installation then select Directory also for GlassFish:

8. Check NetBeans Installation Summary

9. Installing NetBeans IDE

Downloading and installing updates:

10. NetBeans IDE Installation Complete

11. Start NetBeans 7.4 IDE


/path/to/netbeans-7.4/bin/netbeans

## Example ##
/opt/netbeans-7.4/bin/netbeans

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 CentOS 5.10

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