NetBeans 9


Release Themes

NetBens 9 will be released from Apache Software Foundation as new Apache project. NetBeans is being donated to ASG by Oracle. NetBeans 9 main theme will be to support this upcoming Java SE 9 release.

  • Java 9 modules support
    • Focus is Java SE distribution supporting Java 9 modules development. This includes Ant based and Maven based projects.
    • NB Java SE app project will support single module development
    • New project type will be added to support multi-module development
    • Apache Ant is being updated by us to get support for JDK 9 in basic Ant tasks
  • All tools in Java SE distro to work correcly when NB is running on top of JDK9 and/or JDK9 is set as projects Java Platform.
  • Profiler to work with JDK9 apps
  • Java Shell support and integration with IDE at level of projects, smart use in debugger,...
  • Multi Release JAR files to be handled properly by NB Java Support
  • Support for various smaller JEPs targeted for JDK9

Apache NetBeans

Move of NetBeans project to Apache can have an impact on NetBeans 9 release. The move of sources, bugs, build jobs and other services will happen during this release.

New and Noteworthy


Schedule is preliminary and can change.

Milestone Date
Feature Freeze Mar 2017
Beta May 2017
Code Freeze June 2017




Update Centers

  • NetBeans 9 Standard Distribution Update Center
  • NetBeans 9 Certified Plugins Update Center
  • NetBeans 9 Plugin Portal Update Center


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