[jboss-user] [JBoss Tools] - m2e(clipse)-wtp 0.13.1 : Back to the m2e marketplace

Fred Bricon do-not-reply at jboss.com
Mon Aug 1 12:41:19 EDT 2011

Fred Bricon [http://community.jboss.org/people/fbricon] modified the blog post:

"m2e(clipse)-wtp 0.13.1 : Back to the m2e marketplace"

To view the blog post, visit: http://community.jboss.org/community/tools/blog/2011/08/01/m2eclipse-wtp-0131-back-to-the-m2e-marketplace

As I mentioned in the previous blog post ( http://community.jboss.org/en/tools/blog/2011/06/23/m2eclipse-wtp-0130-new-noteworthy http://community.jboss.org/en/tools/blog/2011/06/23/m2eclipse-wtp-0130-new-noteworthy), m2e-wtp had to be pulled out of the m2e marketplace, as it forced its installation for all non-WTP systems.

In order to fix this issue, the code responsible for generating the MANIFEST.MF for all projects had to be integrated into the mavenarchiver feature. 
That means m2e-wtp 0.13.1 now requires the installation of mavenarchiver from the m2e-extras update site. It will be discovered automatically from the new m2e-wtp update site, hosted by Red Hat, so it will be completely transparent for new users.
However, please note that the mavenarchiver feature replaces the pomproperties one, so the *pomproperties must be uninstalled before upgrading m2e-wtp*.

Thus, the preferred ways to install m2e-wtp remain :

1) Import existing Java EE projects into the workspace; You'll be proposed to install the m2e-wtp plugin :

 servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/38-3913-16576/450-463/m2e-wtp-discovery.jpg  (/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/38-3913-16576/m2e-wtp-discovery.jpg)
click on Finish and the installation will proceed. Your projects will be imported but the workspace will have to be restarted.

2) Go to Window > Preferences > Maven > Discovery and click on "Open catalog". Select m2e-wtp and proceed with the installation.
  http://community.jboss.org/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/38-4023-16814/m2e-wtp-marketplace.png  http://community.jboss.org/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/38-4023-16814/450-495/m2e-wtp-marketplace.png 
3) Old school installation : Use this JBoss / Red Hat update site :  http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/m2e-users/msg00938.html http://download.jboss.org/jbosstools/updates/m2eclipse-wtp/  

While reviewing the installation details, you can see that mavenarchiver 0.14.0 will be found and installed automatically (provided there is not a more recent version)
  http://community.jboss.org/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/38-4023-16815/m2e-wtp-installation.png  http://community.jboss.org/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/38-4023-16815/450-275/m2e-wtp-installation.png 

Other that the changes necessary to reinstate m2e-wtp to the m2e marketplace, There is only one other bugfix in 0.13.1, which fixes deployment of war archives overlays in Windows ( https://issues.sonatype.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10310&version=11271 https://issues.sonatype.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10310&version=11271).


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