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Bug 237354 - Make <parent> in pom.xml a link to parent pom.xml
Summary: Make <parent> in pom.xml a link to parent pom.xml
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Maven (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-19 17:53 UTC by pekarna
Modified: 2016-07-07 08:38 UTC (History)
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Description pekarna 2013-10-19 17:53:12 UTC
With complex Maven projects, user often works on a subproject, and needs to open the parent project.

NetBeans could allow to navigate to parent artifact's pom.xml.

It would work like Ctrl navigation in Java code - when hovering over the <parent> element, it would hint it's clickable (underline) and when clicked, it would open the parent pom. Or maybe a project, not sure, but I'd expect the pom. Perhaps with some possibility to open the related project, if available.
Comment 1 pekarna 2013-10-19 17:53:39 UTC
Related to Bug 237353.
Comment 2 Milos Kleint 2013-10-21 10:28:38 UTC
when caret is inside the <parent> element, sidebar icon (green I) appears, is clickable and shows the parent pom.

The problem with hyperlinks is that they are not well suited for larger content and multiple hyperlinks in one place (unlike hyperlinks api in eclipse for example that suggests a popup menu with options in case of multiple active spans)
Comment 3 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 08:38:19 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss