How to create a new eclipse Maven project

TheĀ Maven Integration for Eclipse plugin makes it very easy to create a new Maven project from an archetype as shown in this little guide. The sreenshots below come from a eclipse Luna Release (4.4.0).

In this example is first my archetype catalogue installed as a remote catalogue and it can be downloaded from http://maven.jonand.se/archetype-catalog.xml to see how an Maven archetype catalogue should look like. If an archetype catalogue should be installed as a local archetype catalogue is it recommended that it is installed in the Maven user home directory at ~/.m2 or at %HOMEPATH%\.m2 for Windows.

How to install a Maven archetype catalogue

To install a Maven archetype catalogue in eclipse, open Window, Preferences, Maven, Archetypes and click on Add Remote Catalog… for this example. Enter the details shown below and click OK to close.

eclipse-remote-archetype-catalog

How to create a new Maven project from a Maven archteype

Now will we see how we easily can create a new high quality Maven project from an archetype in the Maven archeteype catalogue that just was installed.

Click on New, Maven Project which open the dialogue below:

new-eclipse-maven-project-1

Select the archetype catalogue that just was installed in the next dialogue:

new-eclipse-maven-project-2

There is also a button in this dialogue, not is shown in the screenshot above, to create the project from another archetype not included in a catalogue.

Finally enter appropriate Maven Coordinates, something like the example below, and click on Finish:

new-eclipse-maven-project-3

Now will a new project be created from the Maven archetype, like in the screenshot below if my Maven quickstart application archetype as shown in the example above was used.

new-eclipse-maven-project-4