our company we use a fork of the m2e plugin in our Eclipse
installations. The reason for that is, that we use a custom import view
within Eclipse for our huge project tree, as well as some quick buttons
like "click here to import the project you'll definitely need". Both
then import some maven projects in the background using the m2e plugin.
developer that started the fork is long gone and I'm currently the
maintainer of it, though I don't really know much about it. What I'd
like to do, is to actually get rid of the fork and use m2e as is,
because currently it makes it harder to update the Eclipse installation
in the company.
finally, my question is: Can this be somehow done with pure m2e, so I
can get rid of our fork? As in: can you call the import maven project
functionality from m2e from within another Eclipse plugin? The custom
import view is currently also part of the fork, but I'd assume this
should be able to be exported into a separate plugin instead of baking
it into m2e (at least I hope, haven't tried yet and don't know that much
about Eclipse plugins yet...).