First of all congrats for a great product and the decision of free community edition!
I am using Maven intensely and so far Idea has proven to be quite ok in its Integration with maven. Please however consider this case and let me know if you think this is feasible now or in the future.
I am using two multi modules projects (platform and app), both are maven projects with multiple modules on multiple levels. The app project has dependencies on the platform project and I am usually working in two windows, one window for each project.
The problem is that every time I change something in the platform project I have to repackage everything (mvn install) in order for the changes to reflect in the app project and this is quite time consuming.
Is there a way for Idea to recognize that the platform artifacts are in fact modules in an open idea project and therefore:
- automatically pick the sources from there (while debugging for instance) ?
- perform some kind of artifact recognition and resolve the artifacts within the maven workspace rather than the maven repository (something similar to M2Eclipse's Enable Workspace Resolution) ?
Thank you for your time,