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 download goal
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 ant in your local git clone to build the distribution at nbbuild/netbeans subdirectory.
- netbeansNbmDirectory designates the base directory where the nbm files are located. Run ant build-nbms in your local git clone to build the nbms at nbbuild/nbms directory.
- netbeansSourcesDirectory designates the base directory containing zip files with module jar sources. Run ant build-source-zips in your local hg clone to build the nbms at nbbuild/build/source-zips directory.
- netbeansJavadocDirectory designates the base directory containing zip files with javadoc zips for modules with public apis. Run ant build-javadoc in your local hg clone to build the nbms at nbbuild/build/javadoc directory.