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Maven for Eclipse by Sanjay Shah

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Chapter 2. Installing m2eclipse

We set out on our journey by taking the first step in the previous chapter; here, we will take another step forward. In this chapter, we will start with the installation of an IDE, that is, Eclipse, and then get into the details of installation of Maven integration into the Eclipse plugin, that is, m2eclipse. The topics covered in this chapter are:

  • Introduction to m2eclipse
  • Downloading Eclipse
  • Installing and launching Eclipse
  • Methods to install m2eclipse
  • Setting up Maven for use

Introduction to m2eclipse

m2eclipse is a plugin that provides Maven integration with Eclipse. It intends to bridge the gap between Eclipse and Maven, help to create projects using simple intuitive interfaces from Maven Archetypes, and launch and ...

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