Today i tried to get a sample project with springsource tool suite, spring roo and gwt running.

If you follow the tutorials you finally reach a step where you have to enter:

[codesyntax lang=“bash“]

web gwt setup


After that one you will have an error in your project which you can see under markers:

[codesyntax lang=“bash“]

Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.codehaus.mojo:exec-maven-plugin:1.2:exec (execution: default, phase: process-classes)


I know almost nothing about that maven thing, and the internet in that case does not point to the right solution at first, but finally i found it on the spring forums:

It says you have to insert:

[codesyntax lang=“xml“]

            <!--This plugin's configuration is used to store Eclipse 
                m2e settings only. It has no influence on the Maven build itself. -->
                                    <execute />


in your pom.xml. Between the tags, but not inside the tags.

After that you have to right click your project in sts, go to maven -> update project configuration and select your project.

That’s it, the error is gone. And dont forget to save 😉