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From "Arnaud HERITIER" <>
Subject [ANN] Maven Eclipse Plugin 2.5 Released
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:32:52 GMT
The Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Maven Eclipse
Plugin, version 2.5

This plugin is used to generate Eclipse IDE files (*.classpath,
*.wtpmodules and the .settings folder) for use with a project.

You can run mvn -up to get the latest version of the plugin, or specify
the version in your project's plugin configuration:


In this release we added the support for myeclipse, WTP 2.0 and the
possibility to connect your projects with existing ones in your
We also improved the support for rad 6 & 7 and fixed many bugs.
Thanks a lot for those who helped us by providing patches and/or by
testing our snapshots.

Release Notes - Maven 2.x Eclipse Plugin - Version 2.5

** Bug
    * [MECLIPSE-56] - Generated .project-file misses encoding declaration
    * [MECLIPSE-102] - sar projects conflict with maven-eclipse-plugin
    * [MECLIPSE-107] - Dependency Version Incorrectly Taken from
    * [MECLIPSE-160] - Wrong description with the goal
"add-maven-repo" documentation
    * [MECLIPSE-172] - Don't add Default ClasspathContainer if a
alternate JRE or a "Execution Environment" is configured as
    * [MECLIPSE-291] - tests fail with spaces in the path name
    * [MECLIPSE-296] - Wrong generated source-path when
warSourceDirectory is set
    * [MECLIPSE-297] - eclipse:clean deletes files from pom projects
    * [MECLIPSE-301] - eclipse:clean doesn't respect packaging 'pom'
    * [MECLIPSE-305] - souce-path is absolute versus relative with WAR
    * [MECLIPSE-309] - warSourceDirectory incorrectly resolved inside
a reactor (with a relative path)
    * [MECLIPSE-315] - RadWebSettingsWriter uses hardcoded webcontent
path and ignores warSourceDirectory
    * [MECLIPSE-316] - RadCleanMojo does not clean .war files
    * [MECLIPSE-323] - eclipse:clean does NOT delete 'additionalConfig' files
    * [MECLIPSE-332] - is never filled
    * [MECLIPSE-342] - Found an equals call to check unrelated types
    * [MECLIPSE-346] - Transitive dependencies aren't used to resolve
JEE/JSP/EJB/Servlet versions
    * [MECLIPSE-352] - RAD application.xml is not generated with good parameters
    * [MECLIPSE-356] - RadLibCopier does not respect
warSourceDirectory setting of maven-war-plugin when copying
    * [MECLIPSE-357] - RadManifestWriter uses hardcoded web
application source directory
    * [MECLIPSE-358] - plugin installed via eclipse:install-plugins
have the wrong name
    * [MECLIPSE-366] - Test file(s) for Multi-project sample is missing
    * [MECLIPSE-367] - Dependency to artifact with classifier tests
not distinguished from the regular artifact
    * [MECLIPSE-369] - source status cache not maintained.
    * [MECLIPSE-374] - Rename the expression ${eclipse.workspace} to
${eclipse.projectDir} for the parameter eclipseProjectDir in the goal
    * [MECLIPSE-378] - Projects with customized warSourceDirectory
still creates empty directories of the default path
    * [MECLIPSE-379] - When downloading sources and javadocs
dependency classifier is not respected.
    * [MECLIPSE-390] - myeclipse goal ignores additionalConfig
    * [MECLIPSE-399] - URL for javadoc attachments on Unix is invalid

** Improvement
    * [MECLIPSE-32] - Allow for forcing the creation of direct project
references for dependencies
    * [MECLIPSE-79] - exclude dependencies from the Classpath Container
    * [MECLIPSE-120] - Force inter-project dependencies
    * [MECLIPSE-152] - Write .classpath with ordered dependencies [incl. Patch]
    * [MECLIPSE-163] - eclipe:eclipse 2.3-SNAPSHOT with wtp-1.5 fixes
    * [MECLIPSE-213] - more jee support for wtp
    * [MECLIPSE-219] - Allow file contents to be obtained from url or location
    * [MECLIPSE-256] - [PATCH]Flat Maven2 Multiproject Structures and
Classpath Resolution as Projects (not binaries)
    * [MECLIPSE-264] - Support for WTP2.0
    * [MECLIPSE-281] - Documentation patch for PDE support
    * [MECLIPSE-292] - Behaviour for sources and Javadoc attachement
for dependencies should be consistent
    * [MECLIPSE-294] - Sort items in the generated .classpath
    * [MECLIPSE-331] - Allow to use a packaging model to override the
packaging defined in the pom
    * [MECLIPSE-333] - WTP-2.0 support with howto apt, refactoring and
 contextroot handling
    * [MECLIPSE-392] - Output is written to src/main/webapp instead of target

** New Feature
    * [MECLIPSE-74] - Workspace inspection when adding a project
    * [MECLIPSE-127] - Ability to add other workspace configuration
similar to add-maven-repo goal
    * [MECLIPSE-158] - Add the ability to selectively treat a
referenced project as a local repository file
    * [MECLIPSE-197] - Automatic reference of dependee projects
    * [MECLIPSE-260] - Ignore artifact version mismatches on creating
references to sub-projects
    * [MECLIPSE-334] - Add a rule that determined artifacts will be
always recognized as reactor projects
    * [MECLIPSE-341] - Support RAD7
    * [MECLIPSE-344] - connecting existing workspace artifact-projects
    * [MECLIPSE-359] - Add support for MyEclipse

** Wish
    * [MECLIPSE-308] - Change the method of verifying whether JRE is
included in "classpathContainers"


-The Maven team

OCTO Technology - aheritier AT octo DOT com |
ASF - aheritier AT apache DOT org |

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