I am working with the Maven Eclipse Plugin, the Maven Bundle Plugin and the eclipse PDE.
A common activity in this setup is to refresh projects in the workspace, since the Maven bundle plugin generates new MANIFEST.MF files (which I copy via Maven Ant Task), which become “out of sync” for eclipse.
Today I found that it is easy to set up eclipse to automatically refresh the projects in the workspace. The setting is in the Preferences under General / Workspace / “Refresh automatically”.
However, another problem remains for me: the classpath of the projects seems to be corrupted by rebuilding projects with Maven. Therefore, I constantly need to perform “Update Classpath” form the PDE project context menu. It would be great if this could be configured to update automatically as well.