Project Plan For Maven Integration for Web Tools Platform, version 0.16.0
m2e-wtp aims at providing a tight integration between Apache Maven and Maven Integration for Eclipse (a.k.a m2e) on one hand and and the Eclipse Web Tools Project (a.k.a WTP) on the other hand.
- Project configurators : translate Maven plugin configuration to WTP settings for war, ejb, rar, app-client, ear packagings.
- Eclipse to Maven Project converters : maps WTP settings of existing Java EE projects to their maven plugin configuration equivalent
- Web resource filtering :Dynamically modifies the content of web resources at build time and instantly deploys them on a server
- War overlays :Shares the same web resources (images, css ...) across different web applications
- m2e-wtp feature
- m2e-wtp SDK (source archive) feature
Release milestones will be occurring at roughly 6 week intervals, and will be aligned with the Juno SR1 Simultaneous Release train.
m2e-wtp is tested on Java 6 and Java 7, but in theory should run on Java 5 VMs, as that is the highest version of Java assumed in the bundle's manifest.mf files (in the OSGi BREE heading)
m2e-wtp is compatible with Eclipse 3.6.2, 3.7.2, 3.8 and Eclipse 4.2 and is generally expected to work on each of these Eclipse platforms.
Internationalization and Localization will be supported in a future release. The current user interface is displayed in English only.
Compatibility with Sonatype m2eclipse-wtp 0.15.x and previous releases
API Contract Compatibility : To comply with the Eclipse Foundation requirements, all the m2eclipse-wtp java packages have been moved from org.maven.ide.eclipse.wtp to the org.eclipse.m2e.wtp namespace. However, all project configurator ids have been kept to ensure minimal disruption with 3rd party adopters and existing custom m2e lifecycle mappings.
Workspace Compatibility: No compatibility layer will be provided for non-default workspace preferences set in earlier versions of m2eclipse-wtp. However m2e-wtp default workspace settings behave the same as previous in m2eclipse-wtp.
Project Compatibility: No compatibility layer will be provided for non-default project preferences set in earlier versions of m2eclipse-wtp. However m2e-wtp default project settings behave the same as in previous m2eclipse-wtp.
Encourage community participation
- Agile open source project m2e-wtp, as a sub-project of m2e, is an agile open source project and as such does not have feature and/or bugfix roadmap. We encourage community members to come forward with ideas how to improve m2e-wtp and generally plan to prioritize patches review over other m2e-wtp development activities.
Close collaboration with the M2E and WTP projects
- Cross-project collaboration In order to implement new maven features into m2e-wtp or fix bugs, we continuously help improve both m2e's and WTP's APIs, working closely with core developers of both projects, by contributing patches, raising bug or enhancement requests.