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Bug 253436 - Slow maven index update, provide index as a service
Summary: Slow maven index update, provide index as a service
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Maven (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0.2
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-07-13 11:50 UTC by peathal
Modified: 2016-11-26 18:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description peathal 2015-07-13 11:50:51 UTC
I know this is very similar to #206752 and #239915 and #249585 but I would like to see this problem differently solved: 

Why not provide a web service for searching the maven index on a remote server instead of letting all users fetching the index to their computers? 

This will also make updating possible a lot more frequent and less powerful machines or small bandwidth connections aren't that big problem anymore. You can also gather statistics for functionality usage etc. And if someone does not like this he can still download the index, which is also good for offline usage.
Comment 1 emi 2016-08-23 07:28:25 UTC
Maven Remote Search will be possible in the 8.2 release with this plugin:
Comment 2 emi 2016-11-26 18:45:03 UTC
> The Maven Remote Search plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin

I also aim to include this feature in the next (Apache) NetBeans release. Interested people should join the BitBucket project or the Apache dev@ mailing lists.