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NetBeans Developer 2.0 is a programming tool for software developers who want to design and build powerful, cross-platform applications - on any platform. It is an industrial-strength development tool that is easy to learn and intuitive to operate. NetBeans Developer 2.0 is a full-featured, cross-platform Java IDE that is both written in Java and generates Java code. It combines support for all stages of application development including visual design, coding, compiling, and debugging in a comprehensive visual programming package. It runs on all platforms that support JDK(TM) 1.1.x, including Windows 95/98/NT, Linux, Solaris(TM), HP-UX, OS/2, AIX, SGI Irix, Mac and others.

The IDE is based on JFC and JavaBeans Components, and all parts of the IDE are actually themselves JavaBeans. The result is an IDE where the user can fully customize the interface, modify component behavior and easily add new components. NetBeans is built to be extended and will offer APIs for users to create their own modules.

The IDE features a JFC-based form editor, full Java Bean support, an integrated Java debugger, a text editor with syntax coloring, a pluggable look and feel, full support for layout managers, applet generation support, and multiple virtual desktops.

Current Version:   2.1
The Enterprise version of NetBeans IDE, due for Beta release in December, 1998, allow teams of developers to build full-scale distributed Java applications. In addition to the features of NetBeans Developer, Enterprise will offer team-centric programming capabilities, support for distributed computing (RMI), database connectivity (JDBC) and application servers (EJB), and more.

License Type:   Commercial (free for non-commercial and educational use)
The introductory price for NetBeans Developer 2.0 is $145. Free evaluation versions (not time- or feature-limited) are available.

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Source Code Availability:   No

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   Yes
  • Other Packages:   Java InstallShield Package

Targeted Platforms:

All platforms that support JDK(TM) 1.1.x, including Windows 95/98/NT, Linux, Solaris(TM), HP-UX, OS/2, AIX, SGI Irix, Mac and others.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

On Intel 80x86 platforms running Win 95/98/NT, NetBeans requires at least a P133 processor, 48Mb RAM, and 16Mb free disk space. Linux platforms generally require additional RAM. NetBeans Developer also requires a Sun compatible Java Virtual Machine, version 1.1.5 or later (where available). Linux users should use the 1.1.6 JDK available from For a more complete list of JVMs and system requirements, see the NetBeans User's Guide or the Virtual Machines page of the NetBeans site,

Other Links: (NetBeans News)

Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:

news:// (NetBeans News Group) (for general information)

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