Installing Net Beans IDE in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

The NetBeans IDE is an award-winning integrated development environment 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 PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.
The NetBeans project is supported by a vibrant developer community and offers extensive documentation and training resources as well as a diverse selection of third-party plugins.

Release Overview

NetBeans IDE 7.0 introduces language support for development to the Java SE 7 specification with JDK 7 language features. The release also provides enhanced integration with the Oracle WebLogic server, as well as support for Oracle Database and GlassFish 3.1. Additional highlights include Maven 3 and HTML5 editing support; a new GridBagLayout designer for improved Swing GUI development; enhancements to the Java editor, and more.
NetBeans IDE 7.0 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

Get the NetBeans IDE 7.0.1

The latest available download is NetBeans IDE 7.0.1, which is an update to NetBeans IDE 7.0.

Download NetBeans IDE 7.0

NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 includes the following notable changes:

  • Full JDK 7 support: Running NetBeans IDE on top of JDK 7 and support for the final version of the JDK 7 language features
  • Integration of the recent patches
  • Performance improvements

Installing NetBeans IDE 7.X.X

Java 6 or above is required for installing and running the PHP and C/C++ NetBeans Bundles and also JDK 6 or above is required for installing and running the Java SE, Java EE and All NetBeans Bundles.

So the first thing you have to do is to download Java 7 and JDK 7 and install in your computer. You can do that by typing this in your terminal.

 sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk openjdk-7-jre

If you want to know more about  OpenJDK visit their official site using this link.
After successfully installing Java 7 and JDK 7, you have to download NetBeans.
The latest stable release is NetBeans IDE 7.0.1, that you can download from this link.
If not you can also go for the beta release NetBeans IDE 7.1, download link.
After downloading Netbeans  IDE, right click on the downloaded file and go to “Properties”.
There go to the “Permissions” tab. Tick on the “Execute”. Then run it in a terminal. Follow
the guidance supplied by the installation wizard. Finish and exit the installation wizard 
when NetBeans IDE is successfully installed.
*If you haven’t installed Java 7 and JDK 7, you won’t be able to continue the setup.

Happy programming !!!!!!