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  • searching with what search pattern for maven dependencies?

    What can a user do to improve search results of packages? Far too often I find myself having to google for the proper name of a package and even then I often get the wrong results or zero. Instead I typically add the dependency by directly editing the pom. This done the package is found and downloaded in a majority of cases.

    Is this the current state of the "add dependency" functionality in STS? Or am I'm missing the proper way to use it?

    I usually try just the [framework_name-package_name] as a string and if that doesn't work I add an "*" so I have "[framework_name-package_name]*". Usually the asterisk doesn't make a difference, nor dropping the framework part of the name and prefixing with an asterisk "*[package_name]*".

    What's the best search pattern when searching the maven repositories for packages that should be in there?

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    Hi!

    I would also try to ask the newsgroups and forums of the Maven Integration for Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org/m2e/). Some m2e experts might only monitor those groups and forums instead of the STS one here.

    -Martin

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