Maven Project in Eclipse Problems

Brand new Kotlin user here and a bit stuck at the first hurdle to be honest. Would really appreciate any assistance - hopefully this is a simple one for somebody.

I’m using Eclipse Version: Neon.3 Release (4.6.3). I have added Kotlin Plugin for Eclipe 0.8.2.

I can create a new Kotlin project and run it. No issues or problems (but very simple, like a 'hello world"), but it works okay and it’s a start.

If I then convert that project to a Maven project, to start adding dependencies and make the whole thing a lot more interesting… bang! Nothing works. Even simple:

println("hello world")

Then turns red and produces a:

Unresolved reference: println

My pom looks like:

<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">

Would really appreciate any assistance with resolving this.


You are using the Maven compiler plug-in which compiles Java. See these examples for how to set up a Maven Kotlin project.

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Thank you and apologies for the delayed response. Yes, using the example pom from the link you provided got things going again.

-Much appreciated!