“build.properties does not exist” and Maven Eclipse Plugin

by Max Rohde,

The Problem

After generating an eclipse project using both the Maven Eclipse Plugin and the Maven Bundle Plugin (BND), eclipse warns that "build.properies does not exist".

The Solution

Maybe more a workaround than a solution but it is relatively simple to create the build.properties file manually in the eclipse project. Below an example for a build.properties file for a Maven project, which should not result in any errors.

source.. = src/test/java,\