Is it possible to run NetBeans on a ARM CPU with Linux as OS (maybe Debian) ?

I want to be clear I don't need to compile for ARM (I will use NetBeans only for PHP coding).

So the question is about Java and ARM and Debian.

Background idea:
I was just thinking to use a cell phone as my first PC (now that they have 4 cores and 2Gb RAM)

A fast research on Google confirmed me that JRE is avariable for ARM. So because Java is a kind of interpreted language there should be any problem (except performance :) in order to run NetBeans on ARM.

Am I right ?

  • Ah? you have a usb keyboard connected to your phone to do the development? – daisy Oct 31 '12 at 7:30
  • no I'm using touchscreen :P This is a just an idea:I mean I don't have such power full phone now, however i guess it not difficult to connect a usb keyboard to a phone through its mini usb – Francesco Oct 31 '12 at 7:38
  • Oh, can't imagine how slow it would be to use a touch screen ;-P – daisy Oct 31 '12 at 7:39
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    not at all if you use the right accessory: idownloadblog.com/2012/08/22/turns-ipad-into-typewriter – Francesco Oct 31 '12 at 7:47
  • Hmm, that's was cool – daisy Oct 31 '12 at 7:56

There is a netbeans package in wheezy (Debian testing, soon¹ to become stable), for all architectures. Some of Debian's architectures lack a JDK, but OpenJDK is available on ARM, and I think all the other dependencies of Netbeans as well. So

apt-get install netbeans

¹ for Debian values of soon

  • I guess NetBeans doesn't have any dependencies expect JDK and JRE. There should be any problem installing Oracle JDK for ARM and Official NetBeans for Linux. Right ? – Francesco Nov 1 '12 at 5:20

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