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Maven projects with NetBeans IDE (Part 1)

(This article is on google docs too).
IntroductionI'll present here how to use Maven projects with NetBeans IDE via the MevenIDE project. Since the emphasis is on Maven and Maven-support, I'll just play the devil's advocate and try to focus on most of Maven's features while also underlining ant's flaws.
As always, the answer is somewhere in the middle. There are cases where ant is preferred to Maven and some when it's the other way around.
The build systemAll NetBeans projects are ant-based. Ant is a very useful tool due to the cross-platform and usually easy to write build-scripts. But these scripts to compile, generate, build and deploy the projects usually endup being quite complex.
They are so complex sometimes that they represent basically another part of the project. They are also non-standard for each project (especially legacy free-form projects).
Now, using the IDE, we have some pre-cooked scripts and special ant-tasks. But your build-system is rather tied …

I feel like Windows98 again

I've been having some Windows98 flashbacks ever since I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 on a Dell C840.

There are various reasons: resume kills the sound system, sometimes the ethernet and once in a while corrupts the video (easily fixed by ctrl+alt+F1 ctr+alt+F7). The expected hardware support problems under Linux.

Since I've installed Google Desktop Linux I also had for a while sudden Firefox crashes (fixed by disabling their extension). Boy was that fun ! Not to mention Firefox 1.5 doesn't save the session (make sure to install the SessionSaver extension).

The latest culprit is OpenOffice.org. Usually it works ok, but then you have the random crash. It's nice to have a Crash Recovery dialog and all, but I would rather not see that as often. It also has the tendency (usually after some crash recovery) to not start at all. You just click on and odt file and wait... and wait.. and nothing. You click again: and wait ...

The solution is usually a restart (so un-linuxy).

But, all in a…

Google Desktop for Linux crashes Firefox 1.5 on Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake)

I've installed Google Desktop Linux on my Ubuntu 6.06 system and found that Firefox crashes a lot ! And by a lot I mean I couldn't even google for advice ;)

Basically after some log hunting I found out the cause is quite simple: the Google Desktop for Firefox extension is broken.

Just go to Tools->Extensions,right-click Google Desktop Firefox and select Disable.

That seems to be it ! Happy google indexing.

I recommend you also comment on the bug-report here (posted on Ubuntu's Launchpad.net).