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  • June 15, 2009

Use Maven? You'll Love NetBeans IDE 6.7!

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
During the time I spent doing demos at the NetBeans Booth during JavaOne, each and every Maven user I spoke to was amazed when I showed them this:

That POM dependency graph feature is part of NetBeans IDE 6.7. And how much does it cost? Nothing at all. "And that's a pretty good price," someone told me when I showed them the above...

In other news. Click here to listen to a 20 minute radio show at JavaOne where Tori Wieldt interviews me about upcoming features in NetBeans IDE 6.7.

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Comments ( 11 )
  • Varun Nischal Monday, June 15, 2009

    Excellent :D

  • Ken Liu Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    While this is very impressive, it is surprising that so many people have not seen this before, since this functionality has been available in the two Eclipse Maven plugins for some time now.

  • Soma Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    what is the target date for netbeans6.7 release?

  • Yann Cébron Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    That shows how limited and broken Maven's dependency management is - you even need graphical tools to find all the transitive /§&"( going on behind the scenes ;-)

  • Jean-Marc Borer Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    @Yann: what alternative do you suggest then?

  • Jean-Marc Borer Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    It would be nice, they add some kind of autolayout feature for the graph.

  • Matt P Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    I switch to netbeans after they have jetty:run support. Right now it slows down development since class are not copied to /target/class so jetty can do auto reloads.

    Not fixing this issue


    until 6.8 adds some what a suck factor to netbeans for now.

  • caente Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    Well I don't love it... I had to get back to 6.5.1, since for some reason the editor wasn't aware of the dependencies, so the code-completion didn't work...

  • Geertjan Wielenga Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    caente, so when your car breaks down, you drive a different car? Or do you try to find out if there's something you can do to fix it? Why not write to the mailing list and find out?

  • caente Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    You are totally right, the only reason why I haven't look for the solution is the lack of time... I found the problem a minute before I sent the comment, as you may see in the date.

    I promise when I have more time I will do a little research, and if is a bug I will report it, is just that when the issue happened I recalled this post of yours :-)

  • caente Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    BTW, you can't compare the cost of switching cars with switching netbeans versions... for netbeans I just closed the 6.7 and open the 6.5.1, since I have both installed and with the same configuration...

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