Error using Maven with Eclipse Kepler

When I tried using Maven’s embedded version in Eclipse Kepler, it gave an error.

SLF4J: Failed to load class "org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder".

A little googling showed this as a genuine issue with embedded version of Maven in Eclipse. The workaround is to download external maven and link to eclipse.

For windows.

  1. Download Maven zip from
  2. Unzip the file to some location say “D:\Maven”
  3. In Eclipse go to Windows->Preferences->Maven->Installation; Click add and provide the path in step 2 (D:\Maven)