On Sat, 2019-11-02 at 11:37 -0700, Laszlo Kishalmi wrote:
> The maintenance burden is probably too high especially compared to
> the 
> alternative ways (installes, flatpack, snap). Having it in the repo
> is 
> just another source of confusion.

I just installed Netbeans 11.2 on Debian with a Flatpak from Flathub:


While the process took a little long to finish, the end result was a
perfectly working version of NetBeans 11.2 that found my Netbeans
projects automatically.

This is a quick and easy way to get an up-to-date Netbeans on most
Linux distros, even something as old as Debian Stable, which I am

That said, I would still like to see Netbeans packaged for Debian.
Hopefully we can get it in the next stable release -- and also
hopefully Ubuntu will update its version.

The Fedora power-user world is MAD about Fedora Silverblue (
https://silverblue.fedoraproject.org/) and using Flatpaks for
applications, and if it works as well as it does in Debian, so much the

Thanks to whoever put this Flatpak together (it is credited to Flathub

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