After one year Eclipse's abstinence, I had to close netbeans and use eclipse :-)

I had only to checkout and edit some pages of the p4j5 project. Because of  built-in JSP/HTML editors, out of the box subversion support and about 30 checked-in projects :-)  I wanted to use netbeans for this purpose.
I encountered a small problem - Netbeans 5.5/6 does not support a "plain" project just as a simple folder, you have to decide whether it is a web, java, java ee etc. application. I only needed a project as "folder" to manage the html pages - without deployment capabilities, third party libraries and build capabilities. In eclipse there is no problem, you can just use a "project" without a builder. I played around with eclipse europa which is nice, but not a huge improvement over callisto (which I use now in some projects).
The support for "plain project" in netbeans would be also interesting for managing the documentation in subversion/cvs in a separate project. Now I have to use tortoise to do it outside the netbeans workspace. After completing the task I switched over to netbeans - I was to lazy to install SQL-Explorer/Quantum DB, WTP, DTP, TPTP, Dali, Omondo/My Eclipse (UML-Support) Glassfish-Support, JBoss-IDE etc. :-)


There are currently several discussions on this topic running. I hope this will be supported soon.

I am often in the situation where I want to import source folders to an existing module project. This is also not possible.
I guess the module source path is fixed because it would be really dangerous to import sources from a other module project... IMO a warning dialog with "you can't import this source folder because it belongs to a other module project" would be much better than a removed feature.

Posted by Michael Bien on July 07, 2007 at 04:12 PM CEST #

Hi Adam, I use the favorites window for managing of folders with web pages - it works well. In future we are thinking about merging favorites into the files view to make this simpler.

Posted by Roman Strobl on July 07, 2007 at 05:09 PM CEST #

Hi Roman,

but this is just a workaround. Why not support a project just as a simple folder, but with XML/JSP highlighting and versioning support.



Posted by Adam Bien on July 07, 2007 at 05:26 PM CEST #

I agree - and once we merge the favorites view this should be possible.

Posted by Roman Strobl on July 07, 2007 at 08:02 PM CEST #

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