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Bug 250807 - Make Maven projects even easier to use by showing, Other Sources, Test Sources and Test Packages
Summary: Make Maven projects even easier to use by showing, Other Sources, Test Source...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Maven (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-02 09:43 UTC by rjdkolb
Modified: 2015-03-02 16:54 UTC (History)
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Description rjdkolb 2015-03-02 09:43:07 UTC
Netbeans really makes working with Maven a pleasure.

However, when creating a new project from the default JAR and WAR archetypes, the archetypes don't create a 'src/main/resources' ,  'src/test/resources' and 'src/test/java' directory.

As far as I can see the only way to create 'src/test/java' folder is to use the Wizard to create a JUnit , the 'Files' tab or at a OS level.
For the other directories, the user needs to manually create the directories using the Files tab, or using the OS.

What I suggest is that the 'Other Sources', 'Test Sources' and 'Test Packages' always be visible (perhaps slightly greyed out)
When the user creates a file in 'Test Sources' and 'src/test/java' does not exist, 'src/test/java' should be created etc.

I think this will make Maven even easier to use in Netbeans.

Dependencies for instance is always visible even if the pom.xml does not include dependencies.
Comment 1 brettryan 2015-03-02 16:54:32 UTC
A workaround for the moment to create the other folders is to use the workaround suggested for bug [1](250824).

As this is part of the archtype that creates the folder structure, the one being [2](maven-archtype-webapp) you may want to consider trying a different archtype that's available or [3](creating your own custom archtype)

To brows the other archtypes available:

 1. Choose new project
 2. Choose maven > project from archtype
 3. Search and experiment with some of the existing archtypes, suggest searching : webapp.