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Apache Maven Checkstyle Plugin Version 3.0.0 Released

The Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven Checkstyle Plugin, version 3.0.0.

The Checkstyle Plugin generates a report regarding the code style used by the developers. For more information about Checkstyle, see http://checkstyle.sourceforge.net/.

You should specify the version in your project’s plugin configuration:

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<plugin>
  <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
  <artifactId>maven-checkstyle-plugin</artifactId>
  <version>3.0.0</version>
</plugin>

Release Notes – Apache Maven Checkstyle Plugin – Version 3.0.0

You can download the appropriate sources etc. from the download page:

https://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-checkstyle-plugin/download.cgi

Bugs:

  • MCHECKSTYLE-220 – Debug shows unnecessary stacktrace with java.net.MalformedURLException: no protocol: LICENSE.txt
  • MCHECKSTYLE-260 – sourceDirectories property is ignored in multi-modules
  • MCHECKSTYLE-301 – Plugin in check goal should print the name of the rule that was violated
  • MCHECKSTYLE-322 – Update plugin to use 6.18 checkstyle (last version that is based on jdk7)
  • MCHECKSTYLE-332 – maven plugin not using cache property
  • MCHECKSTYLE-337 – checkstyle:check only supports xml output format, but the docs say it supports plain as well

Improvements:

Tasks:

Enjoy,

-The Maven team