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Hi everyone I just downloaded Netbeans IDE from the appcenter and it doesn't open. The start up screen shows up as if it was trying to load and then it shuts itself up. Anyone who might know why?

When I open it on the console it shows the next message

WARNING: An illegal reflective access operation has occurred

WARNING: Illegal reflective access by org.netbeans.ProxyURLStreamHandlerFactory (file:/usr/share/netbeans/platform18/lib/boot.jar) to field java.net.URL.handler

WARNING: Please consider reporting this to the maintainers of org.netbeans.ProxyURLStreamHandlerFactory

WARNING: Use --illegal-access=warn to enable warnings of further illegal reflective access operations

WARNING: All illegal access operations will be denied in a future release
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There's a known problem between Netbeans version and the JDK version

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/netbeans/+bug/1760907

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1032030/netbeans-does-not-start-on-fresh-ubuntu-18-04-installation


Solution

Just remove Netbeans (and keep reading to install it)

sudo apt autoremove netbeans


Installing Netbeans the Flatpak Way (current version 9.0)

Add the Oficial PPA repo (1)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

Update

sudo apt update

Install Flatpak

sudo apt install flatpak

Add flathub repo to flatpak

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Install Netbeans

sudo flatpak install flathub org.apache.netbeans

To run Netbeans use the command:

flatpak run org.apache.netbeans

or use the icon in the menu

ref: https://flatpak.org/setup/Ubuntu/

https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.apache.netbeans


Notes

(1): If you get command not found on add-apt-repository

Install: sudo apt install software-properties-common


Flatpak Q&A

https://flatpak.org/faq/

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