maven jgoodies intellij NullPointerException

Jgoodies is a good and quick tool for build Swing application.

I have no problem using it and running it inside Intellij.

Also if I use Intellij’s build in way to build the Jar, no problem.

However when I was trying to use maven to build this executable jar, problem comes.

it looks like the application isnt aware of the *.form files containing information about the gui. All I get is a NullPointerException at the beginning of the GUI component line.

Search across the web, not many threads are talking about this.

Finally find this plugin and solve the problem:

add this to the pom:


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