Help coderanch get a
new server
by contributing to the fundraiser
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • paul wheaton
  • Rob Spoor
  • Devaka Cooray
Saloon Keepers:
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Moores
Bartenders:
  • Mikalai Zaikin

exporting complete WAR bundle after build in M2/eclipse wtp project

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 407
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi guys : Im using eclipse 3.5 with the M2 plug in, and I have the Maven build preference set to WAR.

Everything works great, and Im ready to deploy my web app to a production server, and Im realizing that its
probably a good time to learn HOW exactly the M2 plugin is interacting with the WTP portion of Eclipse J2EE project, version 3.5 .

so.... drumroll......... My question is :

How does Eclipse WTP leverage the maven M2 plugin ? That is, I know that SOMEHOW, eclipse is managing to compile my
class files, and that those files are able to access maven jars in my .m2 directory, and that ultimately, a functional web project
is being expoerted to tomcat.....

But is Maven REALLY exporting a WAR file and doing the build for me ? Or does the M2 maven plugin simply "help" eclipse to manage dependencies ?

I know these are complex questions, but any *hints* as to how a M2 plugin and WTP J2EE projects are normally related would be much appreciated !!!

The part that is particularly confusing is that M2 has a package as "war" option that is enabled..... I dont see why this is necessary if all maven is doing is managing dependencies....
Which leads me to assume that, maybe ---gasp---- maven , not eclipse, is building my project by some magic in the M2 plugin !?

 
no wonder he is so sad, he hasn't seen this tiny ad:
We need your help - Coderanch server fundraiser
https://coderanch.com/t/782867/Coderanch-server-fundraiser
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic