Has anyone found a resolution to the remote repository problem?
I am having a similar issue with adding artifacts from a remote repository. The "remote" tab complains that it cannot access remote repository without a Settings.xml file. The "configure repository" tab is completely blank.
I've checked the settings file and it is definetly valid and when I run
mvn compile or mvn install from command line it does download the dependencies from my remote Nexus repository.
I'm using VS 2008 SP1, NPanday plugin 1.0.2, Maven 2.2.1 and have access to a company wide Nexus repository.
The M2_HOME is pointing at my local maven installation and M2 is pointing at the maven's \bin folder.
BTW, I also write Java apps and download dependencies from Nexus using m2Eclipse plugin without any issues.