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From Rusty Wright <>
Subject Re: setting up photoark with eclipse using the maven plugin
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:59:30 GMT
Sure; how would I do that?

Luciano Resende wrote:
> Thanks for the info Rusty, do you want to provide a patch to update
> our website documentation with these instructions ?
> On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Rusty Wright <> wrote:
>> Once you get past getting the Maven plugin working and forcing Eclipse to
>> use the JDK instead of the JRE it's really trivial:
>> Install the Maven plugin for Eclipse;
>> The tricky part with using the Maven plugin for Eclipse is that you need to
>> set up Eclipse to use the Java JDK, not the JRE.  Otherwise Maven won't work
>> properly.
>> On Windows, find Eclipse in your Start menu and right click on it and select
>> Properties.  In the Properties window select the Shortcut tab.  In the
>> Target box you need to add -vm followed by the path to the JDK's javaw, in
>> quotes.  For example, mine has
>> "C:\Program Files\eclipse-3.4.0\eclipse.exe" -vm "C:\Program
>> Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_10\bin\javaw.exe" -vmargs -Xms256m -Xmx768m
>> -XX:PermSize=256M -XX:MaxPermSize=512M
>> Follow the verifying steps on the m2eclipse web site to make sure that Maven
>> is working properly within Eclipse.  I.e., you don't want to get that error
>> message from Maven about the JDK in the Eclipse console window.
>> Install the Eclipse Subclipse plugin if you haven't already (
>>  Or Subversive, etc.
>> In Eclipse right click in the Package Explorer window and select Import and
>> open the Other folder in the list (at the bottom) and in it select Check out
>> Maven Projects from SCM.  Click the Next button.
>> The Target Location window opens; in it use svn for the SCM URL drop down,
>> and in the url box next to that paste in the svn url;
>> Click the Finish button.
>> Look in the bottom right of the Eclipse window and wait for Maven to finish
>> doing all of its stuff; it may take quite a while because it needs to
>> download dependencies.
>> After Maven finishes grinding away you'll end up with 4 folders, photoark,
>> photoark-assets, photoark-gallery, and photoark-gallery-webapp.  Apparently
>> Eclipse doesn't support nested projects so the m2eclipse plugin converts the
>> project structure to this apparent flat structure; although if you go into
>> the folder in the Windows explorer it's nested.
>> The photoark folder contains the parent pom.  Right click on it and select
>> Maven install. Wait again for Maven to download lots of stuff, or go paint
>> the bedroom, wash the car, etc.
>> I don't remember if I was able to run it from within Eclipse, but it does
>> generate a .war file and install it in your local repository.

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