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    I was curious what level of Maven integration is planned for Spring Development Tools, and specifically if that integration would occur with Q4E or m2eclipse?

    As a side question to the community, do folks use Q4E or m2eclipse?

    I've attempted to use both, but have settled on m2eclipse, though I think both could be better - similar to the ant plug-in


  • #2
    Here is the quote from Spring IDE jira issue at

    Christian Dupuis added a comment - 23/May/08 05:31 PM
    From a maven user and Spring IDE perspective I think it makes most sense to just support the command line integration that Nicolas implemented (many thanks for this).

    I don't see myself implementing and maintaining support for two Eclipse projects (assuming that both projects pass the creation review) that both deal with Maven integration but have a totally different and incompatible approach for their extension points. IMHO it would be best for the community to have one great Maven plugin that can then gather as many extension providers instead of having two of them.

    I still need to look into how much effort it would take to implement the extension points but just the fact that there are two projects at Eclipse confuse me and I honestly don't think that this is healthy and good for adoption.


    • #3
      and here is a quote from spring-batch sub-project:

      Dave Syer [Mon 6 Apr 09]: "STS is shipping this week with m2eclipse, so we are switching. Q4E users can install m2eclipse in the same Eclipse instance/"