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From Ron Wheeler <>
Subject Re: eclipse plugin has a POM of its own
Date Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:10:42 GMT
The effective POM is just your project POM merged with the Maven super 
POM, the project's parent POM, your settings.XML and the settings in 
Eclipse for Maven and Java.

You need to check your Eclipse workspace and project properties to see 
how Maven and Java are set up in your Eclipse settings.

You should be overriding your plug-in versions in your project POM or 
parent POM so that you control what versions are in use and so that you 
get the same build inside Eclipse and outside.

This is normal behaviour for Eclipse and Maven.


On 04/03/2012 10:58 AM, sarmahdi wrote:
> Hello All,
> I was using maven standalone and working fine. but then i wanted to port
> this project into eclipse so I downloaded the maven plugin me2Eclipse and
> imported the project into eclipse. When I opened the POM.xml the file opened
> as forms. so for all the sections there was a form which is a good thing.
> BUT, there was an uneditable POM called *Effective POM* besides the pom.xml
> source. what is happening is that the things that were missing from my POM
> are read from there. and things that are missing from my POM the maven
> outside the IDE was adjusting them quite favorably for my project.
> When i was using maven outside the IDE it was working fine: but now the
> Effective POM has some plugins listed in the<pluginmanagement>  area that
> are of older versions than the ones I was using and are in my repo already.
> and because its uneditable i cant modify it so i have to over ride those in
> my pom.xml.
> (I understand that eclipse is only telling me the actual Effective POM thats
> gonna play when my maven runs on it) but how do i over ride it or what to do
> now. My old structure was in place and all working with this new POM
> although it shows me how to write a good POM but its confusing to get things
> configured at two places.
> Has any body had this issue and tried to work with it. the best thing was
> that it showed me these tags and  how to specify my own project structure
> (similar to eclipse) so I dont need to follow maven conventions
> <build>
> <sourceDirectory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\src</sourceDirectory>
> <scriptSourceDirectory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\src\main\scripts</scriptSourceDirectory>
> <testSourceDirectory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\src\test\java</testSourceDirectory>
> <outputDirectory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\target\build\classes</outputDirectory>
> <testOutputDirectory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\target\test-classes</testOutputDirectory>
>      <resources>
>        <resource>
> <directory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\src\main\resources</directory>
>        </resource>
>      </resources>
>      <testResources>
>        <testResource>
> <directory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\src\test\resources</directory>
>        </testResource>
>      </testResources>
>      <directory>C:\RSA75Workspace\workspace\finAppWeb\target</directory>
>      <finalName>finAppWeb-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</finalName>
> <plugins>........
> </build>
> Is there a way to specify where my webApp folder is like the
> <sourceDirectory>. The Effective POM doesn't list it. Also they are all
> local paths, can I not give workspace specific path so that they can be
> ported to some other directory and still work.
> Thanks
> Syed...
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Ron Wheeler
Artifact Software Inc
skype: ronaldmwheeler
phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102

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