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Scala library source code navigation on Netbeans

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pasemes
Joined: 2010-11-07,
User offline. Last seen 1 year 50 weeks ago.
Hi all,
From all the current Scala IDEs that I've tried (Eclipse, Netbeans and Intellij) the most responsive and "full featured" seems to be Netbeans in my opinion. At least now.
However, one thing that keeps me from using it is the source code navigation (using ctrl + mouse-button shortcut). Many times I click on a method or class and it simply doesn't move (even for classes on the same project!). Sometimes it shows on the status bar "No source file found" message, even if my Scala installation has the src folder with the Scala source jars.
Eclipse Scala plugin seems to be the best in this regard. I always can navigate through the source code regardless if it is mine, Scala or Lift's source.
Is there anything similar to the maven-eclipse-plugin source code download for the Netbeans? Is there anything else that I can do?
Thanks,Paulo Sergio.
tolsen77
Joined: 2008-10-08,
User offline. Last seen 1 year 38 weeks ago.
Re: Scala library source code navigation on Netbeans
I've seen that both Netbeans and Eclipse have had problems with finding sourcefiles. I sometimes need to move between files for the compiler to get updated properly. The problem seems to be more frequent the more nested classes you got. Another problem are the erroneous circular references. Your problem might be related to those problems.

2010/12/22 Paulo Sérgio Medeiros <pasemes [at] gmail [dot] com>
Hi all,
From all the current Scala IDEs that I've tried (Eclipse, Netbeans and Intellij) the most responsive and "full featured" seems to be Netbeans in my opinion. At least now.
However, one thing that keeps me from using it is the source code navigation (using ctrl + mouse-button shortcut). Many times I click on a method or class and it simply doesn't move (even for classes on the same project!). Sometimes it shows on the status bar "No source file found" message, even if my Scala installation has the src folder with the Scala source jars.
Eclipse Scala plugin seems to be the best in this regard. I always can navigate through the source code regardless if it is mine, Scala or Lift's source.
Is there anything similar to the maven-eclipse-plugin source code download for the Netbeans? Is there anything else that I can do?
Thanks,Paulo Sergio.

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