HOWTO: Upload NetBeans release binaries to a Maven repository
There is a goal that converts the NetBeans module information into Maven metadata and is capable of uploading the module jar file, javadoc, sources and nbm files to local and remote repositories. See
populate goal description.
For a binary-only upload (jar files and nbm files only), it's possible to download the bits from official sites. See this page Building from source
For the complete upload, you will need to checkout the sources of the IDE/Platform you want to upload. See this page Building from source
To have external dependencies correctly identified by their real GAV, you will need to download the index from central (or other) repository. See
The goal has multiple input parameters that link the goal to binaries prepared beforehand.
- netbeansInstallDirectory designates the base directory where resides the NetBeans installation that shall be uploaded. Run
antin your local git clone to build the distribution at
- netbeansNbmDirectory designates the base directory where the nbm files are located. Run
ant build-nbmsin your local
git cloneto build the nbms at
- netbeansSourcesDirectory designates the base directory containing zip files with module jar sources. Run
ant build-source-zipsin your local hg clone to build the nbms at
- netbeansJavadocDirectory designates the base directory containing zip files with javadoc zips for modules with public apis. Run
ant build-javadocin your local hg clone to build the nbms at