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NetBeans 7.4


Re-base to the NetBeans 7.4.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 21
  • Last updated: 2013-11-08
  • Percentage of completion: 10%

Latest Koji builds for F18/Rawhide:

Detailed Description

NetBeans IDE 7.3 was a significant update, especially considering that last packaged version for Fedora was 7.0, which was removed from F18.

The goal of this feature is to reinstate NetBeans package in Fedora, and update it to newest upstream version.

For more about NetBeans release 7.3, see:

Benefit to Fedora

  • Latest features of the NetBeans will be available to developers on the Fedora platform.
  • The NetBeans is a driver on the Fedora platform for technologies and projects that are based on Java, including Maven, OSGi (Apache Felix project), and more.
  • Provide NetBeans as alternative to Eclipse, for developers that prefer it.


How To Test

All the NetBeans components are shipped for Fedora after full in-house test cycle. Java platform on Fedora has passed tests of the Java Compatibility Kit. Therefore, there are minimal risks that behavior of the NetBeans will be changed if the components are correctly installed. Hence, additionally required tests should be focused on the following aspects:

  • Meeting the NetBeans packages with common requirements for the Fedora packages.
  • Installation of the NetBeans packages and all related packages on a target version of the Fedora platform.
  • Launching the NetBeans IDE via both Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Installation of additional NetBeans modules via an ad hoc Update Center that is established by NetBeans for its Fedora distribution.

User Experience

The NetBeans IDE is oriented on wide audience of developers from beginners up to experts. Each of them can find useful set of the development tools that are embedded in the IDE or can be integrated with. The NetBeans IDE is the modular system and it can be configured according to user needs.

The NetBeans Platform provides a generic framework for robust and extensible Java applications with the modular architecture and the GUI based on the Swing. All tools required for development of application are included in the NetBeans IDE.


See Dependency tree in Bugzilla.

Current progress

Table below shows what is officially submitted to Fedora (after creating review request). This is not the cleanup queue content.

# Package Version Review request Packager Status Comments
1 jemmy RHBZ #1027609 gil Waiting for review submitted patch
2 netbeans-javaparser 7.4 RHBZ #885634 gil Waiting for review submitted patch
3 dynalink 0.7 RHBZ #1005931 gil In Rawhide nashorn build/requires
4 nashorn 0.1 RHBZ #1005932 gil Waiting for review JavaScript engine patched to run parser on JDK 7. patch is available in libs.nashorn/external/nashorn.patch

Status legend

Status Meaning
Issue Package encountered a serious issue while packaging (license, etc) - see Comments field for more info.
Skipped Package submitted by accident or not required anymore.
Waiting for review Package is submitted for review and ready to be reviewed. Feel free to pick this package and do the review.
In review Package is submitted for review and being reviewed by someone.
After review, waiting for SCM Package passed review and packages is waiting for creating git repo in Fedora for this package.
In Rawhide Package is available in Rawhide. Yay! This means also that the package was submitted to Fedora 20 as an update.

Contingency Plan

None necessary. Both the NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform extend a stack of the Java applications/libraries on the Fedora platform.


The NetBeans is shipped with the on-line documentation in forms of JavaDoc, JavaHelp, HTML and textual files. Prepared packages provide all this documentation.

The NetBeans project also supports Internet resources, including the knowledge base and wiki.

Release Notes

See the section Detailed Description for info about essential changes in the NetBeans release.

Comments and Discussion