I tried what you suggested (adding <gae.home>) but I got the same error.
Then I tried passing in the -Dappengine.sdk.root in the run configuration and I was able to start the server.
But when I access the URL (http://localhost:8888/
), i am getting java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.myapp.test.model.Message
exception, indicating to me that the GPE doesn't sort out the classpath when importing this maven project.
i read that GPE is supposed to seamlessly import maven projects so i am wondering if i am making a silly mistake here.
what do you think?