Getting External Libraries Easily

JARs of many frameworks and their dependencies get updated too often now. But you do not want to turn your project into a Maven project just because of this? Then this feature is just for you.

In IntelliJ IDEA 10 you can search for & download libraries with dependencies for any framework published on some public maven repository. Minimum Maven experience is required. Just click ‘Attach Classes from Repository…

You can add your company repository to the list of searched repositories, if it is managed by Nexus, by providing the Nexus URL in Settings | Maven | Repository Indices | Nexus Locations list.

Try this in IntelliJ IDEA X EAP and let us know how it works for you.

UPDATE JavaDocs & Sources download as well as the Artifactory support are now available.

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