Maven integration with Eclipse Web Tools Platform: m2e(clipse) 0.15 wtp released
Bug fixes and improvements aplenty for the JBoss Tools project
Another treat for those who love Maven, as JBoss announced the
release of the latest incarnation of m2e(clipse) 0.15 wtp – the
Maven integration for Eclipse Web Tools Platform project.
Fred Bricon released details of the latest bug fixes and
features within m2e-wtp on JBoss Central. Amongst the things that
were new included improved packaging options for EAR
projects, especially for JBoss’s AS server. There’s also the
addition of a warnings when unsupported dependencies are detected
and improved handling of dependencies in war projects.
Thankfully, conflicting facets when changing the packaging
of a Java EE project have been removed, meaning it should be easy
to upgrade a Java utility project. It should be smoother sailing
ahead with these upgrades, figuratively speaking.
The future for m2e-wtp looks bright too as Bricon revealed
that plans were in place to include a new Eclipse to
Maven project conversion
API within m2e 1.1. Great news, we say.
Further detail on each change in this release can be found
here. The community is needed to help push the project too, via
pull requests and general contributions and details on how you can
help are found within the post.
m2e-wtp 0.15.0 is compatible with the JavaEE distributions of
Eclipse Helios and Indigo, requires at least m2e 1.0 (works with
1.1) and mavenarchiver plugin >= 0.14.0 (0.15.0 should be
m2e-wtp can be installed from :
- the Maven Discovery mechanism, for new installations : Window
> Preferences > Maven > Discovery > Open catalog
- the Eclipse
Marketplace : Help > Eclipse Marketplace
- the update site : http://download.jboss.org/jbosstools/updates/m2eclipse-wtp/