You might want to have a look at the m2eclipse plugin for Eclipse. Has the ability to import a maveninzed project, and seems to do a half-decent job. Not sure how well it will work with getting the Seam stuff set up, but for standard Java/J2EE and multimodule projects, its been doing a decent job of handling this for me.
Check out http://m2eclipse.sonatype.org/ for details. The "Gotcha's" I have found so far;
- you have to import your projects into Eclipse, you can't just "switch" them over (this may break Eclipse Seam settings, not sure)
- By default, will import each module as a seperate project. This behaviour can be changed by expanding the "Advanced" tab during the import, and unchecking the "make project for each module" box.
The JBoss Tools Maven integration uses m2eclipse.
Re your project, try to import it using Import>Maven>Existing Maven Projects
If the project contains JSF and Seam libraries, JBoss Tools will add the JSF and Seam settings.
I downloaded JBT 3.1.0.CR1 into my Eclipse Galileo.
When I try to download JBT integration for Maven, BIRT, TPTP via this URL: http://download.jboss.org/jbosstools/updates/development/, I get the following error in the Eclipse error log:
Sun Feb 07 22:59:45 PST 2010
Missing requirement: JBoss Maven Core 1.0.0.v200912250601M-H198-CR1 (org.jboss.tools.maven.core 1.0.0.v200912250601M-H198-CR1) requires 'bundle org.maven.ide.components.maven_model_edit 0.0.0' but it could not be found
you need to install m2eclipse from their dev update site.