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Apache Maven Plugin Tools Version 3.4 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven Plugin Tools, version 3.4.

The Maven Plugin Tools contains the necessary tools to generate rebarbative content like descriptor, help and documentation.

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


Release Notes – Maven Plugin Tools – Version 3.4


  • MPLUGIN-238 – HelpMojo phases fails when using java-annotations
  • MPLUGIN-266 – Incorrect warning comment about deprecated @component usage for maven objects
  • MPLUGIN-270 – Deprecation of classical Maven objects as components is broken when using Javadoc tags
  • MPLUGIN-272 – Descriptor goal fail with java 8 and interface with default method: upgrade QDox
  • MPLUGIN-274 – generated HelpMojo source contains tabs and other errors reported by Checkstyle
  • MPLUGIN-284 – don’t try to extract mojos from Beanshell by default
  • MPLUGIN-286 – Failure during build via mvn -Prun-its clean verfiy based on missing dependencies


  • MPLUGIN-267 – document how to change descriptor phase instead of running it twice with skipErrorNoDescriptorsFound
  • MPLUGIN-279 – improve jdk requirement when m-compiler-p not explicitely configured: use default properties
  • MPLUGIN-281 – Removed dependency plexus-container-default:1.0-alpha-9- stable-1
  • MPLUGIN-283 – Upgrade plexus-utils to 3.0.20


  • MPLUGIN-278 – Upgrade to Maven 2.2.1 minimum requirement
  • MPLUGIN-280 – remove xdoc goal since the content is generated during report
  • MPLUGIN-285 – change “java” extractor id to “java-javadoc” to match “java-annotations”
  • MPLUGIN-287 – refactoring: consistent package name for extractor and javadoc


-The Apache Maven team