Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Using a maven SNAPSHOT plugin from repository.apache.org

I was working on a project and hitting a bug in the maven eclipse plugin which was causing the JRE to be placed incorrectly in the Eclipse .classpath. If it was just a single project I'd have gone and edited the resulting file manually but it affected a few, so I thought I'd try and grab a newer copy of the maven eclipse plugin. I did this by first adding a profile to my maven setttings.xml file ($HOME/.m2/settings.xml on UNIX).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <settings xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/settings-1.0.0.xsd">


     <!-- This is the additional bit you need -->
           <name>Apache Snapshot Repository</name>



and then run the mvn eclipse command:

mvn -Papache-plugin-snapshots org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-eclipse-plugin:2.9-SNAPSHOT:eclipse

which downloaded the newer plugin and then ran it against the project I had checked out.