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Bug 268534 - Regroup Project Types
Summary: Regroup Project Types
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-14 18:13 UTC by jdlee
Modified: 2016-10-14 18:13 UTC (History)
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Description jdlee 2016-10-14 18:13:26 UTC
Currently, when creating a new project, the user has to pick the build system, then project type. That often leads to users ending up with Ant-based projects (I'm talking to a user on IRC about this right now). I don't know anyone who recommends using Ant these days, but NetBeans, for some reason, seems to prefer Ant. While that may be an acceptable choice for some, it would be nice if new users were given all of their options up front:

File | New Project | Java Application

Build System:
(*) Maven
( ) Gradle
( ) Ant

This would reduce the number of options in the main menu, and help ensure that the user gets the actual build system desired.