HowToDownloadCompileNetBeans

Mobility Designer 2 - Step by step how to download and compile NetBeans sources from Mercurial repository

Abstract

This tutorial shows how to download and compile NetBeans sources from Mercurial repository.

Requirements:

It's to installed following software:

  • Mercurial client
  • Apache Ant 1.7 or newer
  • JDK 1.5 or higher

How to "check out" NetBeans sources from repository:

  • create directory for NetBeans sources and name it "trunk"
  • cd trunk
  • hg clone http://hg.netbeans.org/main
  • Usually it takes about 20 to 40 minutes to download sources.

How to compile it:

  • It's necessary to set additional system variable for Ant. For unix/linux systems type: export ANT_OPTS=-Xmx512m , for windows: set ANT_OPTS=-Xmx512m
  • inside of the trunk folder type: cd main
  • then: ant (to start compilation). Compilation is about 20-40 minutes, it depends on the hardware.
  • to run netbeans type: ant tryme (inside of main folder)


contact: Karol Harezlak

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