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Apache Maven Shade Plugin Version 3.0.0 Released

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

This plugin provides the capability to package the artifact in an uber-jar, including its dependencies and to shade – i.e. rename – the packages of some of the dependencies.

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


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

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

Release Notes – Maven Shade Plugin – Version 3.0.0.


  • MSHADE-219 – Update XSD location of POM to the new one in POMWriter
  • MSHADE-224 – Preserve last modified time in resources files.
  • MSHADE-225 – Writing output only once
  • MSHADE-232 – Introduce ResourceBundleAppendingTransformer
  • MSHADE-241 – Groovy extension module transformer
  • MSHADE-246 – Switch to maven-artifact-transfer to support both Aether implementations


  • MSHADE-182 – ServicesResourceTransformer incorrectly ignores given Relocators
  • MSHADE-223 – Endless processing when promoteTransitiveDependencies=true
  • MSHADE-228 – Shade can incorrectly re-write an InterfaceMethodRef in the constant pool to a MethodRef
  • MSHADE-237 – ServicesResourceTransformer relocates excluded classes
  • MSHADE-239 – Shaded Source JAR not following finalName pattern
  • MSHADE-240 – support relocation and pom.xml descriptors in shaded jars



-The Apache Maven team