Last updated on December 19th, 2020 at 11:28 am
Want to run NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop? This guide will take you through how to install NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu 20.04.
Install NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu 20.04
Step through this guide to learn how to install NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu 20.04.
Install Java Development Kit on Ubuntu 20.04
In order to run NetBeans IDE, you need to have installed Java Development Kit version 8 or above. In this guide, we use Java 11, which is the default available version on Ubuntu 20.04 main repos.
apt install default-jdk
To verify the version of the installed Java development kit, run the command below;
openjdk version "184.108.40.206" 2020-11-04 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 220.127.116.11+1-Ubuntu-0ubuntu1.20.04) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 18.104.22.168+1-Ubuntu-0ubuntu1.20.04, mixed mode, sharing)
Installing NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu
There are different methods in which you can install NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu. These include;
- Install NetBeans from default Ubuntu repos using APT package manager
- Install NetBeans on Ubuntu using NetBeans installer script
- Install NetBeans from Snaps
Install NetBeans from default Ubuntu repos using APT package manager
NetBeans package is provided by the default Ubuntu 20.04 Universe repos and as much as NetBeans IDE can be installed from the default Ubuntu 20.04 universe repos, the version provided by these sources lists is not up to date. As of this writing, the current latest release version of NetBean is v12.2.
The Universe repos provides NetBeans 10.0 as of this writing.
apt-cache policy netbeans
netbeans: Installed: (none) Candidate: 10.0-3ubuntu3 Version table: 10.0-3ubuntu3 500 500 http://ke.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages 500 http://ke.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe i386 Packages
If however you want to take this easy way, you can simply execute the command below to install NetBeans on Ubuntu 20.04 from Universe repos using APT package manager.
apt install netbeans
If you want to install the latest version of NetBeans, you can check the following installation methods.
Install NetBeans on Ubuntu using NetBeans installer script
NetBeans provides a script that makes it installation easier. Navigate to Apache NetBeans downloads page and grab the installer script for Linux. You can simply run the command below to download it (for version 12.2).
Once download, execute it as follows;
sudo sh Apache-NetBeans-12.2-bin-linux-x64.sh
The script will launch the NetBeans installer.
If you want, you can customize your installation, otherwise, click Next to proceed.
Accept the EULA and proceed.
Choose the installation path for your NetBeans application. Otherwise, click next to accept the default.
Check the installation summary and install NetBeans on Ubuntu 20.04.
Once the installation is done, click Finish to close the installation wizard.
Netbeans should be installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Install NetBeans from Snaps
If you need to get the latest version of NetBeans installed and running on Ubuntu 20.04, you can install it from snaps using the snap package manager.
On Ubuntu 20.04, Snapd is already installed and enabled;
snap 2.48+20.04 snapd 2.48+20.04 series 16 ubuntu 20.04 kernel 5.4.0-58-generic
Thus, ensure your system package cache is up-to-date.
Next, install NetBeans using snap package manager;
sudo snap install netbeans --classic
Running NetBeans on Ubuntu 20.04
In all the methods, once the installation is done, NetBeans should now be available among your system applications.
You can thus just click it to launch it and start using it.
And that brings us to the end of our simple tutorial on how to install NetBeans on Ubuntu 20.04.
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