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From "Peter J. Farley III" <>
Subject RE: Import an open source maven project into Eclipse?
Date Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:36:45 GMT
Thank you for the prompt reply.  I will certainly look at the STS version of
Eclipse as an alternative to the direct Eclipse Foundation download I used
to get my current copy.

Per your advice, I was able to browse the repository with the svn repository
browser, and then the right-click "Check out maven project" process on the
"trunk" branch actually worked, and now I have the project in my eclipse
workspace. Yay!

Thanks again for your help.



-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Wheeler [] 
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Import an open source maven project into Eclipse?

I would suggest using the STS version of Eclipse from Springsource since it
comes as an Eclipse configured with everything that you need in a single

However, you do seem to be in good shape.

1) The project should have instructions about how to get the project checked
out as an Eclipse project or may suggest another IDE as being more
frequently used by their group
2) The project forum is a better place to ask this question.

Having told you where the really competent advice can be found, I will take
a crack at it ;-)

3) Can you browse the svn repo from the Eclipse "Repository Browsing" 
view. If not fix your Eclipse SVN until you can. If so, check out the
project from that view so you only get a single option that will always
Once you get the project downloaded into Eclipse, you should find the POM
file in the project and should be able to build the project immediately if
it is a Maven project.

I hope that this helps but you really should be asking this in the ofx4j
forum since they will really know how you should be starting to develop or


On 29/03/2013 1:08 PM, Peter J. Farley III wrote:
> I need some very basic newbie help.  I have never used maven before 
> this, but I would like very much to learn how.
> I would like to import an existing open source maven project named 
> ofx4j into Eclipse on my machine.  I have installed Eclipse Juno and 
> Maven 3.0.5 on my Win7 system.  Maven basic test "mvn -version" 
> responds with correct version numbers:
> Apache Maven 3.0.5 (r01de14724cdef164cd33c7c8c2fe155faf9602da; 2013-02 
> Maven home: C:\Program Files\apache-maven-3.0.5 Java version: 
> 1.6.0_25, vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
> Java home: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_25\jre Default locale: 
> en_US, platform encoding: Cp1252 OS name: "windows 7", version: "6.1", 
> arch: "amd64", family: "windows"
> I have done no tasks with maven other than this.
> I have the m2e and svn plugins installed in Eclipse, but when I try to 
> use the Maven import, I am confused by the choices and procedures to 
> actually get the ofx4j project sources into my Eclipse workspace.
> When I try to do Maven import, there are 4 choices:
> Check out Maven Projects from SCM
> Existing Maven Projects
> Install or deploy an artifact to a Maven repository Materialize Maven 
> Projects from SCM
> I naively assumed I should use the "Check out" option to go retrieve 
> the project sources.  When the import dialog then asks to pick an SCM, 
> I selected "svn" and pasted in the project repository address:
> Then I clicked Next and let the checkmarks default to "Use default 
> Workspace location" and clicked Finish.
> Then nothing at all happens except that the import wizard disappears.
> What am I doing wrong please?  I have tried looking for tutorials 
> about importing an existing open source maven project into Eclipse, 
> but none of them seems to address the basic task of getting the 
> existing sources into the local Eclipse workspace.
> I know I am missing something very basic, but I do not know what it is.
> Any help or RTFM pointers you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
> Peter

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