M2Eclipse: First-class Apache Maven support in the Eclipse IDE


M2Eclipse provides tight integration for Apache Maven into the IDE with the following features:

  • Launching Maven builds from within Eclipse
  • Dependency management for Eclipse build path based on Maven's pom.xml
  • Resolving Maven dependencies from the Eclipse workspace without installing to local Maven repository
  • Automatic downloading of the required dependencies from the remote Maven repositories
  • Wizards for creating new Maven projects, pom.xml and to enable Maven support on plain Java project
  • Quick search for dependencies in Maven remote repositories


You can install the lastest M2Eclipse release (1.8.3) by using the following update site from within Eclipse:


There are also development builds available. Information on how to install those can be found here.

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