Last week saw the release of Eclipse Indigo, which is the annual release of Eclipse projects. This year 62 projects were included in the release, including m2eclipse from Sonatype. However, since Indigo's release there have been some questions as to where users can find m2eclipse.
Sonatype software developer Pascal Rapicault recently answered those questions on his blog, and we're passing the information on to you.
- m2e is now a project of the Eclipse Foundation: http://www.eclipse.org
- The landing page for the project is: http://www.eclipse.org/m2e
- Bug reports go there: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=m2e and
- User mailing list: https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/m2e-users
- Dev mailing list: https://dev.eclipse.org/mailman/listinfo/m2e-dev
Where can you download m2e from?
- m2e comes prepackaged in the latest Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
- m2e is also available from the Indigo repository, and can be installed using Help > Installed New Software.
Why does m2e not ship in the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers package?
At the time we made the decision regarding where to include m2e, the future of the m2e/WTP integration was uncertain. However, since then the situation has changed, with Fred Bricon being hired by JBoss in order to focus on this piece of technology.
In the meantime, Pascal has opened an enhancement request to get m2e added to the JEE package.