Provide an option to create a free-form project without an existing ANT script.
The IDE should provide an empty or skeleton build.xml in this case.
This would be useful when knowing that a standard project's build customization
will not be sufficient for the functionality required.
Example use case: product is developed in a mixed end-of-line environment and
tools are used that do not handle this correctly. Manual correction is necessary
and results in every .java file being labeled 'modified' for compilation
purposes. Subsequent attempts to run the project will force unnecessary
recompilation. The standard projects do not allow for the compile step to be
removed from the run task.
There is a Freeform Samples module on dev alpha Auto Update which does exactly
this. Not clear to me yet what its future is; needs user feedback.
*** Issue 61571 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
We should decide whether to put Freeform samples into distribution.
Changing the default component owner to tzezula.