Would it be an idea to allow normal compile work if the file opened is not part of a maven project? Also, is there, somewhere, some info on getting started with malabar-mode. Some sort of usage example. Possibly a short few lines on how to create ones first malabar project for a single java file. Maven is quite daunting!
See the https://github.com/m0smith/malabar-mode/blob/develop/README.md for getting started. I'll create a new issue for generating a pom.xml for a project.