Maven context menu item

Build 7041 on JDK 6, Ubuntu Feisty

Have successfully imported a pre-existing (and working) Maven 2 pom into a new project.

On the Project pane, I open the context menu for (apparently any element of) the project, and see a menu item "Maven" near the bottom, enabled, with an > arrow indicating it can be expanded. Moving my mouse to that menu item, however, causes it to be disabled. I'm not sure if this is a bug or a drawing glitch, or what that menu item would do if I could expand the sub-menu.

Right now it looks like I can run Maven goals using the "Maven projects" pane, but don't see any other integration points (I did find the configuration dialog).

1) is the menu item supposed to be enabled?

2) is there any other access to Maven functionality outside of the Maven projects pane? For example, can I manage dependencies or other POM information via some dialog?

Thanks
Patrick

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Another integration point is the module-awareness. E.g. open any file which is part of your m2 project. Watch the title. Hover over the file tab and read the tooltip.

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Hello Patrick,

This is strange, I cannot see this popup at all. Are you sure you do not
have any older Maven plugins installed (like MavenReloaded)?

The Maven support is rapidly evolving, there will be more points of integration
soon (shortcuts assigned to goals, ability to run Maven goals before/after
IDEA make and before Run/Debug launch). There are plans for dependency management
dialog too.

Best regards,

Vladislav Kaznacheev
Project Manager, IntelliJ IDEA
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with Pleasure!"

Build 7041 on JDK 6, Ubuntu Feisty

Have successfully imported a pre-existing (and working) Maven 2 pom
into a new project.

On the Project pane, I open the context menu for (apparently any
element of) the project, and see a menu item "Maven" near the bottom,
enabled, with an > arrow indicating it can be expanded. Moving my
mouse to that menu item, however, causes it to be disabled. I'm not
sure if this is a bug or a drawing glitch, or what that menu item
would do if I could expand the sub-menu.

Right now it looks like I can run Maven goals using the "Maven
projects" pane, but don't see any other integration points (I did find
the configuration dialog).

1) is the menu item supposed to be enabled?

2) is there any other access to Maven functionality outside of the
Maven projects pane? For example, can I manage dependencies or other
POM information via some dialog?

Thanks
Patrick



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Hello Patrick,

This is strange, I cannot see this popup at all. Are
you sure you do not
have any older Maven plugins installed (like
MavenReloaded)?


I am not seeing the popup now (had not checked since I first reported it), and it's possible that I had one of the other Maven plugins installed; I don't have them installed now, and I think I remember removing them. Let's leave it at that.


The Maven support is rapidly evolving, there will be
more points of integration
soon (shortcuts assigned to goals, ability to run
Maven goals before/after
IDEA make and before Run/Debug launch). There are
plans for dependency management
dialog too.


Generally I like where you are going with the Maven support. It's a big task so I wish you good luck--where should I report feature requests regarding Maven?


Thanks
Patrick

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JIRA, IDEA Feedback project, there's a Maven Integration component.

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