This is a brief guide to downloading and installing the Knappsack Maven Archetypes for Java EE 6.

Updated – 12th August 2010

The archetypes are now in the Central Maven Repository so there is no need to manually install them.

  1. Download the Knappsack Maven Archetypes from here
  2. Unzip the downloaded file into a temporary directory
  3. Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory you unzipped the archetypes to.
  4. In the directory, type the command :
    mvn clean install

    The archetypes will then be installed and ready for creating new projects.

  5. To learn more about the archetypes read this guide. To see all Knappsack related content, click here.

Once you have installed the Knappsack Maven Archetypes you can delete the original source since they have been compiled and installed into your Maven repository.