Several barriers have been identified that prevent Eclipse platform, equinox, RCP from building using Maven. For a discussion, see Barriers to Building Eclipse with Maven.
General Discussion on Building OSGi
I'm starting an area on the MAVENUSER confluence space to talk about how to build OSGi bundles (with Maven). I'd like to capture the current practices, whether using Ant or whatever, and use the space for reviewing possible design changes for Maven to accommodate these builds. That area will be found here: