Apache NetBeans – building and installation

NetBeans is now an Apache Foundation project, but (as of today) we lost the possibility to download a specific release (Java only, PHP, C/C++, …), the standard version available (release 9+) is only built with Java support.
I have created a very simple script that build Apache NetBeans including support for various programming languages (PHP included), getting sources from the latest tree hosted on GitHub.

Paste the following script in a file (ie: ~/build-netbeans.sh), make the file executable, change SRCDIR and DESTDIR to absolute directory paths of your choice, launch the script. If everything goes well you have a working installation of Apache NetBeans.

Remeber to install, before trying the building process, JDK or OpenJDK.


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