This is a follow-up to question Artifact layout, can't select "Inline artifact" for included jar files, which has not received any replies. I'm hoping that the reason is that somehow, in creating my artifact (or setting my project settings), I unwittingly did something which people don't tend to do, and which is causing my problem, and that by asking people here to share how they create jar artifacts and set up projects, I will discover what it is.
To recap: I have a Java project which depends on two library files. I need to package up the entire thing, with the jars inlined (such that on doing jar -tfv <filename> I see ALL the classes listed, including the ones in the two libraries), into a single jar file. I can make an artifact, I can add the library files to the Output Layout pane, but I CANNOT, no matter what I do, I cannot get the "Inline Artifact" item in the context menu to be selectable (i.e. non-grey) when I right-click on one or other library file.
The thing is, making a jar which contains library files as well as the project code is NOT an unusual situation in the Java world! So I figure there are lots of IntelliJ folks out there who have done what I need to do. And I would really like to hear from you folks.
What project settings do you use? (be specific, please )
And exactly how do you set up your jar artifacts? (again, as many specific details as possible, please )
I'm developing with IntelliJ 9.0.2 Community Edition, on the Mac, so I'd be particularly interested to hear from folks with similar setups who are successfully doing what I need to do.
Grateful thanks in advance, folks.