How to install NetBeans 8.2 in Ubuntu 19 – Kubuntu(KDE)

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While it is easy to install netbeans 11 (dubbed Apache netbeans), it will take some manual effort to get the old Netbeans 8.2 on your linux environment.

Apache netbeans(Netbeans 11)

Apache netbeans is a product of the merge between Apache Friends and Netbeans Foundation projects by Oracle corporation. Apache netbeans requires java 12 prior to installation. You can use either oracle’s Jdk(requires login, paid for commercial use) or use the Open JDK 12. i personally use Open JDK. To learn how to install open JDK on Kubuntu, click here

The Oracle Corporation  announced the release of NetBeans IDE 8.2 . Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04.

NetBeans 8.2 features:

  • ECMAScript 6 support
  • experimental ECMAScript 7 support
  • better Node.js support
  • improved Oracle JET support
  • PHP 7 support
  • Docker support
  • a new SQL queries profiling mode
  • some C/C++ enhancements

Install NetBeans 8.2 in Ubuntu 16/18 / Kubuntu 19:

1. First install Oracle Java via PPA, or install OpenJDK using Ubuntu Software.

2. Download the NetBeans bundles from the link below:

NetBeans Download Page

3. Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens run commands:

  • navigate to Downloads folder:cd ~/Downloads
  • make the downloaded script executable:chmod +x
  • finally run the script:./

In the commands, change “” with the package name you downloaded.


The last command launches the installer wizard, just follow it and enjoy!

To make the things easier, there’s a installer script (no ready for NetBeans 8.2 yet, check the PPA page) that automatically downloads and installs the latest version of Netbeans IDE including the Java SE, Java EE, C/C++, HTML5 & PHP plugins (‘All’ version on oracle’s download page).

To install the script, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vajdics/netbeans-installer

sudo apt update

sudo apt install netbeans-installer

Hurrey! You are done.. Good to start codding…

Writer: J.O. Iddiris

Author/Software Engineer/Linux Admin Family bank(KE)

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