Maybe this helps: 


> On 8 Aug 2017, at 18:24, Ciprian Ciubotariu <> wrote:
> Hi there!
> Is there any way to instruct netbeans to NOT download this particular index?
> I could not find any GUI element that enables me to switch off just this 
> index, 
> so I was wondering if there is a text file I could edit within netbeans' 
> configuration. I am aware of turning off maven indexes completely, but this 
> is 
> not applicable for me, since I am using the overall feature - and it is an 
> awesome feature.
> The OSSRH snapshot index requires tens of gigabytes to unpack (30GiB, maybe 
> 60? Somewhere around that), and I don't want to allocate such free space just 
> for this. Besides, following the expected out-of-disk-space error, netbeans 
> enters an infinite loop trying again and again, which causes useless bandwith 
> stress and SSD wear. Cancelling the download also causes retries within a few 
> minutes.
> I also wanted to take a look at the source code and help developing this 
> feature, but I don't know where the current source of truth for the source 
> code is right now, how to build netbeans etc. - but that's a discussion for 
> the dev mailing list.
> Ciprian

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