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Apache Maven Site Plugin Version 3.5 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven Site Plugin, version 3.5.

The Site Plugin is used to generate a site for the project. The generated site also includes the project’s reports that were configured in the POM.

Attention there are breaking changes to know when upgrading.


Release Notes – Maven Site Plugin – Version 3.5


  • MSITE-762 – Upgrade Velocity from 1.5 to 1.7


  • MSITE-135 – inherited site.xml files are interpolated with the originating project’s model values and not the consumer project’s values
  • MSITE-604 – Properties from settings.xml are not recognized in site distribution management
  • MSITE-694 – When, mvn site:jar doesn’t skip the generation of the jar
  • MSITE-702 – Overriding skin resources / Duplicate copying of skin resources
  • MSITE-724 – An API incompatibility was encountered while executing org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-site-plugin:3.4:jar
  • MSITE-743 – Automatic breadcrumbs generates URLs inconsistent with menus: should point to index.html
  • MSITE-744 – Regression in 3.4: File in generated-site/resources/ ignored unless there is a file in generated-site/markdown/ too
  • MSITE-750 – site plugin doesn’t override correctly parent distributionManagement site url with another one defined in child project when dav:
  • MSITE-752 – Cannot use server side includes.
  • MSITE-754 – ConcurrentModificationException when using site:run
  • MSITE-760 – when using templateFile, skin is downloaded and info message “Rendering site with skin”


  • MSITE-696 – site:deploy try to deploy the site of a sub module even if the property is set to true
  • MSITE-708 – Doc about filtering incorrect about macros rules
  • MSITE-723 – “About” report generated even though index.apt is available in “generated-site”
  • MSITE-727 – MavenProject/MavenSession Injection as a paremeter instead as a component.
  • MSITE-729 – Update version of plexus-archiver to 2.9
  • MSITE-740 – Allow multiple extensions for given format
  • MSITE-746 – FAQ contains inaccurate description regarding the site life cycle
  • MSITE-755 – Upgrade Doxia Sitetools from 1.6 to 1.7
  • MSITE-765 – upgrade Doxia from 1.6 to 1.7

New Feature:

  • MSITE-756 – add an option to dump Velocity processed Doxia files


  • MSITE-753 – remove deprecated template and templateDirectory parameters
  • MSITE-759 – Update “Configuring the Site Descriptor” page for Doxia (Sitetools) 1.7
  • MSITE-763 – Fix issues reported by dependency:analyze
  • MSITE-766 – Upgrade to Commons Lang 3


  • MSITE-326 – Make input source file encoding default to platform encoding


-The Apache Maven team