NetBeans 6.8 Supported Platforms

Java SE

  • 6.0 - Full test : Win, Linux, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X
  • 5.0 - Acceptance tests: Win, Linux, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X
  • 7.0 & OpenJDK - Acceptance tests : Win, Linux, OpenSolaris

Testing is done on Java SE update release available no later than 1 month prior RC1. 32bit JVM is the priority. 64 bits JVM will be tested if time permits

Operating Systems

Check specifics of Java SE on particular OS

Windows Linux Solaris Mac OS X
Full test Windows XP Pro SP3 Ubuntu 9.04 OpenSolaris 2009.06 10.5 Intel
Acceptance test Windows Vista Business SP1 Ubuntu 9.10 (October 29, 2009)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (automated only)
Solaris 10 SPARC (automated only) 10.6 Intel

32 bits OS are priority ones, 64 bit OS will be tested only if time permits

Look and Feels on each OS are:

  • GTK - running on Gnome and JDK 6u1 or newer
  • Metal - for JDK 1.5 and for JDK 6u1 or newer running on other VMs
  • Solaris - Metal
  • OpenSolaris - GTK
  • Mac OS X - Aqua

... details available on NBLookAndFeels

Servers and tested Java EE versions for particular servers

Full test Glassfish v3 , Tomcat 6.0 (Java EE5 + persistence in web, JAX-WS), JBoss 5.0
Sanity Glassfish v2.1.1, WebLogic 11g ( , Tomcat 5.5, JBoss 4.2.3 (J2EE 1.4)
Acceptance AS 8.2 PE


Full test JavaDB(supplied with IDE), MySQL 6.x
Sanity test Oracle 11
Acceptance test Postgres SQL 8.x, MSSQL ?


Full test Subversion 1.5, Mercurial 1.0
Sanity CVS 1.12

Emulator Platforms of Mobility Pack

Supported SDKs:

  • Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.2 for CLDC - Windows and Linux version - BUNDLED
  • Sun Java ME SDK 3.0

Possibly supported - depends on vendor support or quality of SDK

  • Java Card 3 SDK (Sun)
  • Sun Java Media Client (Sun)
  • RICOH SDK 1.14 (Ricoh)
  • BlackBerry (RIM)
  • MicroEmulator (http://www.microemu.org/)

Other 3rd party SW

  • Apache Ant 1.7.1 or later (any final version released before we go into high resistance mode)
  • Apache Maven 2.1.0 or later (any final version released before we go into high resistance mode)

... list may be longer, depends on libraries requested by Connected Developer

Issuetracking Support

  • BugZilla up to 3.2.2
  • Jira up to 3.13.3

Web Browsers

Windows Vista Windows XP Linux Solaris Mac OS X
Full test IE 7 IE 6/Firefox 3.0 Firefox 3.0 Firefox 3.0 Safari latest
Sanity test IE 8 - - - -
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