NetBeans IDE 7.4 RC1 (Build 201309112301)
JDK 7u40 64-bit
According to the sanity test , pom.xml files should have hints to move dependencies to a dependency management section. This is absent in the above build for a Maven-based Java project.
probably the test spec has to be updated, it appears to be working for me. See screenshot. However the hint only works when at least one dependency is included in the selected block.
I see what I did wrong. Thanks and sorry for the false alarm. :-)