Richfaces Web Project with Maven support in Eclipse JavaEE IDE

    Developing a Java Web Project with maven support for Eclipse JavaEE IDE is a tedious task. After searching through internet I found out that its difficult as well as error prone. Finally I decided to develop my own maven archetype which after running a simple command creates a sample project in few seconds.


    The project additionally supports very popular JSF library Richfaces which has excellent support for AJAX and has a very rich set of controls.


    The features supported by this maven archetype project is:-
    1) Java EE based Web project
    2) Eclipse IDE for JavaEE (3.4 or higher)
    3) Maven 2
    4) Richfaces
    5) JBoss and Maven2 repository for dependencies.


    To develope a sample project follow these steps
    1) Install Maven2 or higher

    2) Modify your MAVEN_HOME\conf\settings.xml, and Add this Profile to "profiles" section:-


                    <name>Repository for Archetype</name>

    3) Run this command from command line:-


    mvn archetype:create \
                 -DarchetypeGroupId=org.jboss.richfaces \
                 -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-richfaces \
                 -DarchetypeVersion=1.0.0 \
                 -DgroupId=demo-rich \
    ** Here \ means that the command should be on same line as previous one


    4) Import this new project in Eclipse JavaEE IDE


    See more details on the plug-in site:-


    Richfaces Maven Project Plug-in for Eclipse is ready:-
    Follow above link to install the plug-in.


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