Wow, this issue runs deeper than expected :)
Thanks for pointing me to the issue. I wasn't aware of this. We will probably resort to Eclipse Run Command as well in the near future.
I can only guess but I believe the solution in general would be to customize the maven lifecycle phases ( similiar?
) and add "gwt" and "gwt-lib" as packaging types.
By the way, on Windows 7 + maven + eclipse stopping the "build" from console view behaves as you expected, it is "detached", the server keeps running in