In the previous recipe, Creating a Maven project with Eclipse 3.7, we created a project compatible with Eclipse and Apache Maven. We also created custom Maven build run configurations to execute lifecycle or other Maven plugin goals from within the IDE itself.
However, most of the time your Apache Maven project would exist on a shared filesystem or version control/code repository. This would be shared by your entire team and it is a best practice not to share IDE files on the code repository.
In such situations, you need to import your Apache Maven project into the Eclipse IDE. M2Eclipse allows you to do the same through an easy and intuitive wizard.
Firstly, you need to download and install ...