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Importing Maven projects in Eclipse

See Maven Eclipse Plugin

Editing Maven projects in Eclipse

See Maven Eclipse Intregration

Building Eclipse plugins in Maven

Instructions targeting Eclipse 3.2, which uses OSGi bundles as plugin format.

The important files to have into account:

  • META-INF/MANIFEST.MF the OSGi manifest
  • plugin.properties plugin config
  • plugin.xml plugin config
  • build.properties binaries and sources definition to build with PDE
  • */.jar dependent libraries, need to be in the source folder for building with PDE. They are packaged in the same folder in the zip. eg. if jars are in x/y they end in x/y folder of the jar, PDE doesn't allow changing it.

Currently there are two integration points that overlap:

An OSGi bundle can be easily created with the Felix OSGi plugin. Integration between Maven and PDE is other story.

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