The Execute Goal option from the Maven 2 Menu allows you to run Maven 2 commands from the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment.
To execute Maven 2 command:
Goal: This is the Maven 2 command to run
Goal Properties: Other properties to use when running the goal. You can add, edit, and remove the properties.
The Generate Reports option runs the traditional Maven mvn site command and lets you generate various reports and lists with information from the POM. By default the following reports and lists are generated:
To generate the reports:
The Deploy Artifacts option on the Maven2 Menu runs the standard Maven mvn deploy command. The deploy lifecycle goal deploys the distributable archive into the remote Maven repository configured in the distributionManagement section of the POM.
To deploy artifacts: