M2Eclipse released version 1.7.0 as part of the Eclipse Neon release train. 49 issues were fixed as part of this release. Even though M2EClipse 1.7.0 targets Eclipse Neon, it should still be compatible with Eclipse Mars. This release comes with some usability improvements and bug fixes worth highlighting:
Content assist is now available for directory/file based properties, in the POM xml editor:
It applies on:
m2e contributes to Eclipse Neon’ smart import mechanism, that lets you import a folder in the workspace, and automatic Maven configuration will be applied if the folder is identified as a Maven project (i.e contains a pom.xml).
A new syntax has been introduced to simplify lifecycle mapping metadata for plugin executions, using processing instructions within plugin/executions/execution nodes.
<?m2e ignore?>this execution will be ignored;
<?m2e execute?>this execution will be executed once on project import;
<?m2e execute onConfiguration?>this execution will be executed on every Project Configuration update;
<?m2e execute onIncremental?>this execution will be executed on every incremental build;
<?m2e execute onConfiguration,onIncremental?>this execution will be executed on every Project Configuration update and every incremental build;
<?m2e configurator configuratorId?>this execution will be delegated to the matching m2e configurator.
Each instruction can be placed in the
<execution> node, this way it applies on this exact execution or on any execution of the same plugin with the same executionId in child pom. It can also be placed in a
<plugin> node, this way it acts the same as a dedicated
<pluginManagement> section which lists all goals of this plugin.
Please be aware there are currently no Quick Fixes available to automatically inject these new instructions when a “Plugin Execution Not Covered” error marker is found.
m2e now correctly supports Maven archetype catalogs embedded in other Eclipse plugins. The following extension point can be used within a plugin.xml:
<extension point="org.eclipse.m2e.core.archetypeCatalogs"> <local name="path/local/to/eclipse/bundle/archetype-catalog.xml" description="My Embedded Catalog"/> </extension>
A new API is available for 3rd party plugins to override project properties through the org.eclipse.m2e.core.project.ResolverConfiguration.
For this release, 14 Gerrit changesets were merged, from 7 external contributors. So, special thanks to:
Please, keep them contributions coming!
Now, if you still haven’t installed M2Eclipse 1.7.0 yet, head over to https://www.eclipse.org/m2e/download/ and knock yourselves out!