It would be great to able to add an artifact into a remote repository as it is currently available for the local
repository (install missing dependency). One solution would be to provide the action in the repositories browser view when
you pop up a menu for the given node. A dialog should then ask you for groupid, artifactid, etc as well as connection
crendentials or use those of your settings file.
Reassigning to default owner.
Probably WONTFIX; a repository manager like Nexus provides its own UI for uploading ad-hoc artifacts. Only useful to provide such a UI in the IDE if there is some direct connection to the development workflow, so that reentering information is unnecessary.
(Should consider removing the UI for installing an artifact in the local repository, too, since this is generally a bad idea; should either upload to a repository manager, or create a wizard to use something like http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/attachment/53864/MNG-1867.zip to keep the binary in the source tree.)
*** Bug 187229 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-3989 has more discussion. com.googlecode.addjars-maven-plugin:addjars-maven-plugin seems like a good option, though currently it works in NB only if you separate the libs into their own project.
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.
Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss