Saturday, November 04, 2017

Utilizing Apache NetBeans with JDK 9

Did you know that you can build Apache NetBeans from scratch today and utilize the latest JDK 9 features?  Here is how to do it:

Clone the NetBeans Incubator sources to your machine:

git clone

Build using JDK 8 and Ant 1.9.9 by traversing into the cloned incubator-netbeans directory and invoking the ant build:


Once the build is complete, traverse into the nbbuild/netbeans directory to see the resulting IDE build.  Run the IDE by invoking the executable or shell script contained within nbbuild/netbeans/bin.

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