Maven2 plugin for allows user to generate class with entities as a part of build process controlled by Maven2.
Plugin is configured to be executed in generate-sources phase.
By default source is being generated into $project.build.directory/generated-sources/entities (in default setup it points to target/generated-sources/entities) directory. Plugin also adds this directory to list of directories containing source code, so this code is available for further processing (compilation). $project.build.directory should not be stored in CVS/SVN.
Minimal pom.xml should contains:
<project> [...] <build> <plugins> [...] <plugin> <artifactId>plugin-m2</artifactId> <groupId>net.sf.aislib.tools.entities</groupId> <version>1.0</version> <executions> <execution> <goals> <goal>generate</goal> </goals> <configuration> <packageName>root.package.name</packageName> <sourceFile>path/to/entities.dtd</sourceFile> </configuration> </execution> </executions> </plugin> [...] </plugins> </build> [...] </project>
where root.package.name is a package name that should be used as a main package name for generated classes (generators adds a subpackage names to root name) and path/to/entities.dtd is a location of file containing entities.
Plugin also may be used to generated source code stored in source code repository. For example of such configuration see samples in Mapping.