Another suggestion for Intellij 8 :)

I installed m2eclipse in Eclipse and the pom editor is just excellent. You can do it graphically through a form based designer or you can hand code the xml. That aside there is a brilliant graph that it creates of all your dependencies and its sort of a family tree with which you can see who is calling what plugin etc etc. I am sure it is a visual representation of the mvn goal dependency:tree. It would be great if Intellij had a facility like that because its quite helpful!

Cheers!
surya

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generally you are right the m2eclipse editor is helpful .. but it has
some stability defects. The dependency graph there is nice .. especially
because problems are visualized in red there. In complex projects it is
also not really stable though. The site goal delivers the dependency
report too outputting to html as you know.


Surya wrote:

I installed m2eclipse in Eclipse and the pom editor is just excellent. You can do it graphically through a form based designer or you can hand code the xml. That aside there is a brilliant graph that it creates of all your dependencies and its sort of a family tree with which you can see who is calling what plugin etc etc. I am sure it is a visual representation of the mvn goal dependency:tree. It would be great if Intellij had a facility like that because its quite helpful!


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I have ganymede setup and along with the latest m2eclipse plugin and I have had no issues so far. Maybe I am just lucky but I just dont want to use Eclipse environment. I mean I love the auto build and report on errors immediately. I love that it is quite zippy actually. I love the fonts and the search in the dialog boxes where if you are looking for say 'java formatter' you can just search and it will pull it up. The plugins are extremely powerful and you can download and customize to no end. But the way Intellij just works and you dont have to bother with setting anything up to me is the most important thing. Spring IDE is crap for eclipse since if you dont follow the way they recommend having a project setup then its utter crap.Intellij is brilliant with that. It just seems to be a bit lacking in the feature department when you compare it straight with the Eclipse ecosystem. Its to be expected since there are so many people who are writing plugins for Eclipse but it would be great if we came up with suggestions of these type of features and they got integrated with Intellij.

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