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How to install Maven plugin in eclipse

In this tutorial, we will see how to install m2eclipse plugin which provides Maven integration in Eclipse IDE. m2eclipse provides Apache Maven support in the Eclipse IDE, which will make it easier to edit Maven’s pom.xml, run a build from the IDE and much more.

Tools Used :

  1. JDK 1.6
  2. Eclipse Juno
  3. Maven Eclipse Plugin – m2eclipse version 1.2

Online Installation (From Update Site) of Maven Plugin m2eclipse


You can install Maven plugin for Eclipse via update site, simply copy the above update site link address and paste it into Eclipse’s “Update” or “Install New Software” manager as explained below.

Step 1 :

Open Eclipse IDE and navigate to
Help -> Install New Software…

Copy this link http://download.eclipse.org/technology/m2e/releases for the latest Release into Eclipse and hit Enter.

Maven Eclipse Plugin

When the site loads, select the features to install, or click the Select All button. For our requirement select “Maven Integration for Eclipse” as shown above.

Step 2 :

Click Next -> Next and agree the license terms, and click Finish.

Step 3 :

If you get any warning message when installing, click OK to continue.

This will take few minutes to install the Maven plugin and once done restart the Eclipse.

Maven Eclipse Plugin

Thats all folks enjoy our next article.

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