Sunday, August 12, 2007

Maven Eclipse

The maven eclipse plugin is provided for those who have a ready .pom file for a maven project and want to start using eclipse as the IDE for the project.

The command is as simple as running:

mvn eclipse:eclipse

This command have a number of parameters, but one of the most interesting ones would be the one which allows to create a WTP (Web Tools Platform) aware eclipse project.

mvn eclipse:eclipse -Dwtpversion=1.0

This command will create an eclipse project with WTP 1.0 support.

4 comments:

Daniel said...

Will this work as well?


<build>
<finalName>test-app</finalName>
<plugins>
<plugin>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-eclipse-plugin</artifactId>
<configuration>
<wtpversion>1.0</wtpversion>
<buildcommands />
<classpathContainers/>
<projectnatures />
</configuration>
</plugin>
</plugins>
</build>

Daniel said...

Besides the mvn capability to create an eclipse .project and .classpath, it is possible to have a maven plugin to run inside Eclipse IDE.

It can be found at codehaus .

Zemian said...

Have you tried mvn eclipse:m2eclipse -Dwtpversion=1.5 ???

M2eclipse is also a Eclipse plugin that dynamically loads all the dependencies.

Daniel said...

Hi Zemian,

No I haven't, but will give it a try!
Thanks for the tip!

Cheers,
Dani