yes I am talking about felix bundle-plugin. I am sorry I am not too familiar with the M2E connector infrastructure but I have done some googleing and try and error (unsuccessful) :)
Do I understand it correct that through the connector every time I compile my sources M2E will invoke the Tycho plugin to generate the required PDE artifacts? Or does it only configure the project once (when importing)?
For this to work, do I have to specify any particular life-cycle-mapping in my pom?
Just to be sure: What I really want is to launch my maven bundle build with felix bundle-plugin as a OSGi bundle with the Eclipse OSGi runtime launch config :)
Are you talking about maven-bundle-plugin  or something else?
Maven-bundle-plugin is supported by m2e-tycho, including integrationwith PDE launch support. This is what we use to package m2e maven
runtime. You can install m2e-tycho either from m2e discovery catalog ordirectly from