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Netbeans IDE is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing with Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C, C++, Scala, Clojure, and other languages.

The NetBeans IDE is written in Java and runs everywhere where a JVM is installed, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Solaris. A JDK is required for Java development functionality, but is not required for development in other programming languages.

(based on wikipedia)

Font antialiasing in Netbeans

Based on:

Problem :

For some time now, the newer version of netbeans, no longer displays the “Advanced Options” that allows for anti-aliased fonts. And frankly speaking, the fonts look terrible.

Solution :

Edit the file /usr/share/netbeans/etc/netbeans.conf and add the switches ‘-J-Dswing.aatext=true -J-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on’ to ‘netbeans_default_options’.

GTK look and feel

For change netbeans look and feel to GTK Edit the file /usr/share/netbeans/etc/netbeans.conf and add the switch ‘--laf’ to ‘netbeans_default_options’.


OpenJDK vs Sun's JDK

Netbeans 7.0-1 will not ALWAYS work with OpenJDK. Some reported issues are:

  • Starting - In some cases, netbeans will not start.
  • Installation - The .sh script provided by netbeans will not launch wizard.

Glassfish server - Can`t download Glassfish server I/O Exception

If you are trying add new Glassfish server, you can`t download the server. Netbeans returns

I/O Exception:

Solution is:

Netbeans doesn't start after its first start

If you receive a message like this when executing from terminal:

 # netbeans -h
 Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/i386/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

You have two options:

  • You can start Netbeans using the --nosplash option:
# netbeans --nosplash
  • Or, install the missing library (then starting Netbeans as usual will work) :
# sudo pacman -S libungif

Arch forum thread

Netbeans starts with a completely grey window

If you experience a completely grey window on starting up netbeans with tiling WindowManagers such as dwm or xmonad try:

# pacman -S wmname

Then add the following line to your ~/.xinitrc file:

# wmname LG3D