How do I add a new set of compilers to the list of tool collections?
Choose Tools > Options, click the C/C++ icon, and select the Build Tools tab. Click Add and add a directory containing compilers. A tool collection is defined by a directory in your PATH that contains compilers.
NOTE: Changes made to your PATH in NetBeans 5.5.1 and NetBeans 6.0 do not persist beyond the IDE session. For permanent changes, you need to edit your login environment.
NOTE: The compiler binaries must be named according to predefined patterns, e.g. 'gcc' or 'gcc.exe', 'g++' or 'g++.exe' etc. If you have e.g. crosscompiler binaries with complicated names like 'powerpc-something-gcc' that don't get discovered by this method, create copies or symbolic links of them with the appropriate names.
Applies to: NetBeans 5.5.1 and later