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Android Configurator

The Android Configurator (m2e-android) is an Maven Integration for Eclipse (m2e) plug-in that adds maven support for Android Developer Tools (ADT) and the Maven Android Plugin. It brings the power of Maven dependency management into the ADT.

For instructions on how to get started using the m2e-android please see the project web site.

Copyright © 2009, 2010, 2011 Ricardo Gladwell, Hugo Josefson and Anthony Dannane
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0


This section details how to set-up your environment to make code changes to the Android Configurator code base.

1. Getting Started

In addition to having Eclipse Indigo installed, you need to do the following steps:

  1. Install the Android SDK.
  2. Create ANDROID_HOME environment variable containing the Android SDK install path.
  3. Ensure you have the latest update on the Android SDK (execute android update sdk --no-ui --obsolete --force)
  4. Install latest Android Development Tools.
  5. Install Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment.
  6. Add SWTBot update site to available software sites.
  7. Install M2E Plugin 1.0.0.
  8. Install Maven 3 for command line Tycho support.
  9. Install Egit.
  10. Install “Dali Java Persistence Tools – EclipseLink JAXB Support” through Indigo release update site.
  11. Select the m2e-android update site from the available software sites.
  12. In Eclipse select Help → Install new software… and go to the m2eclipse update site.
  13. Un-check the “Group items by category” check box.
  14. You should now see the “m2e – Extensions Development Support (Optional)” plugin.
  15. Select, install and restart Eclipse.

2. Import Projects

The m2e-android project is made up of six sub-modules: the parent POM project, the core plugin, a test suite, an Android tools plugin, the feature project and an update site project.

To clone them into your Eclipse workspace follow these steps:

  1. Clone the git repository from git:// into your local workspace.
  2. In Eclipse select FileImport… in the menu and then select MavenExisting Maven Projects.
  3. Choose the parent folder you just cloned into your workspace (should be m2e-android), select all sub projects and click Finish
  4. If you get a “Plugin exception not covered by lifecycle configuration” error in your POM click “Discover new m2e connectors” which should allow you to install the Tycho configurator.
  5. Mark all new projects in the Package Explorer and right-click on them to select TeamShare Project.
  6. Select Git and click Next.
  7. Check the Use or create Repository in parent folder of project and click Finish.

Further reading

For more information on developing the m2e-android plug-in please see the following wiki pages:

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