The NetBeans IDE has the facility to allow non-NetBeans generated enterprise projects to be imported into the IDE. It then generates a build file for the project allowing all the necessary build tasks to be carried out as if it were a NetBeans generated project. The catch here though, is that NetBeans can only load external enterprise projects if they are stored in the format recommended in the Java Blueprints.
It would be really nice if NetBeans were a bit more flexible about this and allowed projects to use whatever directory structures they want – just like IntelliJ IDEA does.
I have several older projects that I regularly work on which don’t use the blueprints recommended directory structure.
Does anyone know if NetBeans have plans to be a bit more flexible in this area?