The Ubuntu install is 12.04 so when I used the Software Center, It installed 7.0.1.
The install went well and after some adjustments to my apache settings and figuring out all the right paths, I could test a php file and it would open in my browser and the code was parsed.
I noticed an error during install that I didn't think was a big deal. Something about parsing HTML5.
Well, I was having trouble where I'd press
Then, a tutorial I was following suggested I use the palette for easy HTML creation. I dragged in a form, gave it a name and an action, clicked
I asked a PHP coder I know who uses NetBeans and he was not aware of any issue with the palette. Finally, I noticed an error icon at the bottom of the application. It said "java.lang.IllegalStateException: Cannot find an HtmlParser implementation for HTML5"
I let netbeans send an error report. It gave me a report ID and linked to a page full of similar reports. Some people had actually put in some comments that were similar to the problems I had. I went back to my software center and noticed that the Ubuntu netbeans install was FULL of negative reviews.
- Unfit for distribution in its current state - Precise / 7.0.1
- Go Download from netbeans site
- Useless and broken
- The Ubuntu build of netbeans is almost completley unseable. (sic)
I installed it. When I ran it the first time, it recognized the settings left over from the previous install. Saved me a LOT of time setting up the application.
It now seems to work fine.
If you're on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use Netbeans, be sure to download and install the most recent version from netbeans.org