How do I get access to NetBeans sources using Mercurial (hg)?

First, make sure you have Mercurial installed on your machine, along with its requirements such as Python.

Then, from the command line, you run

hg clone
cd main

to get the full Platform and IDE sources. If you also want the contrib/ modules:

hg clone

To build, simply run ant. The build will appear in nbbuild/netbeans/.

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