You are lucky, the Eclipse integration for Apache Maven (Eclipse IAM) proposal has been approved, and is the first step to have a project at the Eclipse Foundation.
The proposal is based on the work done at Q4E and we hope that by taking it into the next level at the Eclipse Foundation more people will be interested and will collaborate to make it completely successful and hopefully part of the Eclipse IDE distribution.
Please join us at the eclipse.technology.iam newsgroup at news.eclipse.org (web interface) for suggestions, discussions and information on the project.
Interesting, lately I’ve been rambling about how the lack of integration between WTP and Maven drove me to NetBeans (http://www.jroller.com/heffel/entry/eclipse_veteran_tries_and_keeps)
This begs the question, will the new Eclipse-Maven integration support WTP projects?
That’s a great news, I’ve been struggling to integrate Maven and Eclipse for almost three years now and can only warmly welcome this announcement.
This integration will ease Maven adoption, hopefully making it easier to use for the mainstream.
Congrats and best regards,
And Eclipse PDE projects
It will definitely integrate wth WTP and PDE, but when it’s going to depend on the support from the community and how many new people get involved.
Are the codehaus team behind M2Eclipse involved in this effort? M2Eclipse has been around for a long time now.
Peter, that is being discussed right now in the newsgroup, and there’s an FAQ entry about it
My understanding is that there was no interest during the live of m2eclipse to be at the Eclipse Foundation, while we had that in mind from the beginning of Q4E
Have you contacted m2eclipse’s authors recently, to see if they’re interested in merging efforts under the EPL? There’s been a lot of work there to integrate with WTP, it would be nice to avoid duplicate work.
Daniel, that’s exactly the goal of bringing it to Eclipse, to gather community efforts, and the kind of discussions that are happening in the newsgroup