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  • May 5, 2005

Quick Notes for Installing Mevenide in NetBeans IDE 4.1

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

  1. Download and install Maven.
  2. Download and extract Mevenide. Then replace grammar-0.6.nbm with grammar-0.6.1.nbm which you can get here.
  3. Some fiddly bits:

    • If you're behind a proxy, put its port and host in a build.properties file in your user home directory (the directory in which the .maven user directory is found).

      maven.proxy.host = 
      maven.proxy.port =
    • If you want to use JDK 1.5, set JAVA_HOME to JDK 1.4 but start the IDE with JDK 1.5 in etc/netbeans.conf:

      netbeans_jdkhome="c:\\Program Files\\Java\\jdk1.5.0_01"
  4. Build the Maven repository:

    maven plugin:download -DgroupId=mevenide -Dversion=1.1 -DartifactId=maven-nbm-plugin

    maven nbm:fill-repository

  5. Start the IDE, go to Tools > Update Center and install the manually downloaded models that are in the directory where you extracted Mevenide. Remember to use the correct grammar NBM file. (You'll get a warning if this goes wrong.) Accept all the defaults and restart the IDE.

  6. Click Ctrl-Shift-N and in the New Project wizard you'll see the Maven category with its project templates:

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Comments ( 2 )
  • baili Saturday, May 7, 2005
    are this plugin support chinese modifier?
  • Geertjan Monday, May 9, 2005
    Hi Baili, I'm not sure what you mean exactly. Do you want to use Chinese characters in files like project.xml? Or do you mean something different?
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