Getting sources from Maven repositories
Contributed by: Hubert A Klein Ikkink
Reposted from this blog entry: http://mrhaki.blogspot.com/2008/11/getting-sources-from-maven-repositories.html
Tips and Tricks
Adding a new Maven dependency to our project is very easy. But this will only get us the compiled classes. But what if we want to see the source code or look at the Javadoc?
Well that is easy too! Suppose we have a project with a dependency on the Jakarta commons-lang library.
To get the sources for our library we right-click on Libraries and select Download All Library Sources.
.class. NetBeans opens the source code in read-only mode in the Java editor.