I'm using the new 7860 EAP version, and I'm checking out the new maven background synchronization, and I really like it! It doesn't block my IDE anymore, and I can continue to work and don't drink coffee so much!
I do have on question however: where is the synchronize button? I now have a button which is called 'Re-import maven projects', but I have more than 50 "projects" (it's actually one project, split into modules, split into modules...) open, and Re-importing takes quites some time (and this is especially annoying, since, well, it isn't done it the background...:)) . So, I'm sure I'm missing something here, but I have a hard time finding the previous (7.0.3) synchronize button!
Thanks for your hard work! I really appreciate it! IntelliJ just got (another) 10 times better!