NetBeans IDE Releases

Information about recent and upcoming NetBeans IDE releases, including release notes and system requirements, detailed installation instructions, and download links for each version.

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Release 8.0

NetBeans IDE 8.0 provides out-of-the-box code analyzers and editors for working with the latest Java 8 technologies--Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also has a range of new enhancements that further improve its support for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces; new tools for HTML5, in particular for AngularJS; and improvements to PHP and C/C++ support.

NetBeans IDE 8.0 was released March 18, 2014.

Release 7.4

NetBeans IDE 7.4 extends the advanced HTML5 development support introduced in NetBeans IDE 7.3 to Java EE and PHP applications, while offering new support for mobile web development on the Android and iOS platforms, including support for the Cordova framework. Additional highlights include support for preview versions of JDK 8, and continued enhancements to JavaFX, PHP, C/C++, Maven and other features.

NetBeans IDE 7.4 was released October 15, 2013.

Release 7.3

NetBeans IDE 7.3 empowers developers to create and debug rich Web and mobile applications using the latest HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS standards. Developers can expect state of the art rich web development experience with a page inspector and CSS style editor, completely revamped JavaScript editor, new JavaScript debugger, and more. Additional highlights available in 7.3 include continued enhancements to the IDE's support for Groovy, PHP, JavaFX and C/C++.

NetBeans IDE 7.3 was released February 21, 2013.

NetBeans IDE 7.3.1 update was release June 12, 2013, with support for Java EE 7 and with patch updates.

Release 7.2

NetBeans IDE 7.2 provides a significantly improved performance and coding experience, with new static code analysis capabilities in the Java Editor and smarter project scanning. The release also includes notable features such as Scene Builder integration in JavaFX; support for multiple PHP frameworks; updated Groovy support; and many other enhancements in Java EE, Maven, C/C++ and the NetBeans Platform.

NetBeans IDE 7.2 was released July 24, 2012.

NetBeans IDE 7.2.1 update was released October 22, 2012, with support for JavaME SDK 3.2 and JavaFX 2.2 SDK, and with patch updates.

Release 7.1

NetBeans IDE 7.1 introduces support for JavaFX by enabling the full compile/debug/profile development cycle for JavaFX applications. The release also provides significant Swing GUI Builder enhancements, CSS3 support, and tools for visual debugging of Swing and JavaFX user interfaces. Additional highlights include Git support integrated into the IDE, new PHP debugging features, JavaEE improvements and more.

NetBeans IDE 7.1 was released January 5, 2012.

NetBeans IDE 7.1.1 update was released February 29, 2012, with support for GlassFish 3.1.2, and with patch and performance updates.

NetBeans IDE 7.1.2 update was released April 26, 2012, with support Java SE 7u4 and JavaFX 2.1.

Release 7.0

NetBeans IDE 7.0 introduces language support for development to the Java SE 7 specification with the JDK 7 language features. The release also provides enhanced integration with the Oracle WebLogic server, as well as support for Oracle Database and GlassFish 3.1. Additional highlights include Maven 3 and HTML5 editing support; a new GridBagLayout designer for improved Swing GUI development; enhanced support for executing and debugging standalone Java EE applications; enhancements to the Java editor, and more.

NetBeans IDE 7.0 was released April 20, 2011.

NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 update was released August 1, 2011, with full JDK 7 support, and with patch and performance updates.

Release 6.9

NetBeans IDE 6.9 introduces the JavaFX Composer, a visual layout tool for visually building JavaFX GUI applications, similar to the Swing GUI builder for Java SE applications. Additional highlights include OSGi interoperability for NetBeans Platform applications; support for JavaFX SDK 1.3, PHP Zend framework, and Ruby on Rails 3.0; as well as improvements to the Java Editor, Java Debugger, issue tracking, and more. NetBeans IDE 6.9 requires JDK 6 or better.

NetBeans IDE 6.9 was released June 15, 2010.

NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 update was released August 4, 2010, with support for JavaFX 1.3.1, and with patch and performance updates.

Release 6.8

NetBeans IDE 6.8 is the first IDE to provide complete support of Java EE 6 and the GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 platform. We also improved the JIRA and chat integration for hosted projects, and the support for C/C++ profiling, PHP 5.3 and the PHP Symfony framework, and for JavaFX projects.

NetBeans IDE 6.8 was released December 10, 2009.

Release 6.7

NetBeans IDE 6.7 introduces integration with Project Kenai, native support for Maven; GlassFish and Hudson integrations; and enhancements to Java, PHP, Groovy and C/C++, support for JavaScript 1.7, Ruby Remote Debugging, and integration of the Java ME SDK 3.0.

NetBeans IDE 6.7 was released June 1, 2009.

NetBeans 6.7.1 update was released July 27, 2009, with support for JavaFX 1.2, a GlassFish v3 Prelude upgrade, and performance enhancements in the Java editor and project scanning areas.

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