Developing with Eclipse and Maven
4.2. Running Maven Builds
m2eclipse modified the Figure 4.2, “Running an Eclipse build with Run As..” shows the menu for an m2eclipse project. From this menu you can run one of the more common lifecycle phases like clean, install, or package. You can also load up the Run configuration dialog window and configure a Maven build with parameters and more options.and menus to allow you to run a Maven build within Eclipse.
If you need to configure a Maven build with more options, you can choose Figure 4.3, “Configuring a Maven Build as a Run Configuration” shows the Run dialog for configuring a Maven build.and create a new Maven build.
The Run configuration dialog allows you to specify multiple goals and profiles, it exposes options like "skip tests" and "update snapshots", and allows you to customize everything from the project to the JRE to the environment variable. You can use this dialog to support any custom Maven build that you wish to launch with m2eclipse.