On 10/03/2017 04:19 PM, Markus Koschany wrote:
We have never shipped Netbeans in Jessie because it was not usable at all back then. I presume that was another version, probably downloaded from upstream directly.
Interesting, I wonder if my pre-stretch one was netbeans 7 left over from wheezy or something then; I do have the lingering impression that it upgraded itself at some point as I don't recall it mysteriously vanishing altogether and I don't seem to have a different local version lying around. Though then there'd be the question of how I used maven in it.
It is true that we never supported Maven out-of-the-box because it is not part of the Base IDE.
(snip) I should mention that extra confusion came from upstream's and others' documentation: nothing I read anywhere about how to open Maven projects suggested that Netbeans shouldn't be able to handle Maven already out of the box and when I searched in its addon/plugin installer thing "maven" produced no search results. Now knowing that Netbeans' Maven support is not part of the base makes things rather clearer. At most then this "bug" might simply be a wishlist for having support for common modern build systems like maven and gradle packaged. Though, while I've tried a mix of Debian-packaged Eclipse with plugins from upstream and run into enough version incompatibility horror to never want to attempt that again, the situation might be better with using upstream's plugins with Debianized Netbeans. Thank you very much for explaining everything. Cheers, Mark The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096 __ This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-java-maintainers>. Please use debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.