NetBeans is distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL) and is available
for free download here.
The distribution is platform independent - it runs on Windows, Solaris
and Linux. You'll need to install Java 2 (JDK 1.3.1) on your computer before
installing netbeans. We have installed NetBeans on Leland machines (the
usage details follow).
elaine> /usr/class/cs108/bin/netbeans/bin/runide.sh -jdkhome /usr/pubsw
The NetBeans setup wizard will ask you a few questions the first time your run it. Choose "Don't import settings from an old version". You might get a couple of warnings about modules it couldn't find, those can be ignored. If you like the product and are going to use it often, we suggest that you add the path /usr/class/cs108/staff/bin/netbeans/bin to your PATH environment variable, or make an alias in your .cshrc file that runs the command (above) that starts NetBeans.