Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:
[...]
 >   I believe that's possible with NetBeans, though perhaps not directly
 >   supported by the existing installers

There are platform independent archives which might be used (unzipped)
instead of installer:

6.1:
http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/6.1/final/zip/

6.5 (continuous builds):
http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/trunk/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/nbbuild/dist/zip/

	m.