This API is concerned with firing a Maven build in a new JVM. It accomplishes
its task by building up a conventional Maven command line from options given in
the current request, along with those global options specified in the invoker
itself. Once it has the command line, the invoker will execute it, and capture
the resulting exit code or any exception thrown to signal a failure to execute.
Input/output control can be specified using an InputStream and up to two
You can download the appropriate sources etc. from the
The Maven Plugin Tools contains the necessary tools to generate rebarbative
content like descriptor, help and documentation. In addition, it provides tools
to write Maven Plugins in scripting languages like Ant or Beanshell.
The Maven Plugin Plugin is used to create a Maven plugin descriptor for any
Mojo’s found in the source tree, to include in the JAR. It is also used to
generate report files for the Mojos as well as for updating the plugin
registry, the artifact metadata and generating a generic help goal.