only the less-interesting half of the story,
March 23, 2010 at 5:16 PM
The tutorial is generic Eclipse plugin install info, and stops just at the point where it would be specifically useful. Namely, how to use Maven in Eclipse once it is installed. It should be renamed "Installation Tutorial".
For now I am still invoking mvn via command line outside Eclipse. Which is silly, but since it is not obvious how to do all the maven tasks within Eclipse, my search led me here, to no avail. The plugin doesn't seem to have included any help files.