Maven Hierarchical View for NetBeans IDE 7.4

The Maven hierarchical view is now available for NetBeans IDE 7.4. Originally created for NetBeans IDE 7.2, thanks to a request from Kirk Pepperdine, as described here, you can now install it directly into NetBeans IDE 7.4:

http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/45180

The result:

The above is a screenshot of part of the sources (there are very many, didn't fit in the screenshot) of JAnnocessor, an "open-source framework for powerful, flexible, yet easy processing of annotated Java code".

Comments:

Nice discovery. My only regret is that it removes (hides) intermediate hierarchies and that it cannot be turned on/off from the context menu of the project explorer.

Posted by Jimbo on December 18, 2013 at 03:17 AM PST #

Yes, it's certainly not perfect. But turning on/off can be done by enabling/disabling the module in the same place where you installed it, so that's easy.

Posted by Geertjan on December 18, 2013 at 03:30 AM PST #

It has to be noted though that for functionality such as Find Usages, Go to Type etc, you still need to keep all children projects opened as separate entries. Having just the parent pom opened and browsing inside it's view to child project sources will not cut it.

Posted by mkleint on December 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM PST #

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