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Apache Maven Dependency Plugin Version 3.0.1 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven Dependecy Plugin, version 3.0.1.

The dependency plugin provides the capability to manipulate artifacts. It can copy and/or unpack artifacts from local or remote repositories to a specified location.

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


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

Release Notes – Maven Dependency Plugin – Version 3.0.0


  • MDEP-409 – – dependency:tree fails for a multi-module project where one module depends on another and “mvn install” has not been run yet
  • MDEP-419 – – dependency:list, dependency:build-classpath and dependency:tree result with the different dependencies order
  • MDEP-428 – – Unpack goal does not fail build when destination could not be created and unpacks to current working directory instead
  • MDEP-471 – – Java 8 Method references are not detected
  • MDEP-548 – – The get Mojo doesn’t resolve the artifact when setting transitive to false
  • MDEP-565 – – Upgrade maven-artifact-transfer to version 0.9.1


  • MDEP-534 – – Document format of mojo parameter ‘artifact’


  • MDEP-482 – – Can’t use both outputProperty and outputFile in build-classpath mojo
  • MDEP-563 – – Print dependency:resolve-plugins output just like other goal output
  • MDEP-566 – – Upgrade maven-common-artifact-filter to version 3.0.1
  • MDEP-567 – – Upgrade to maven-dependency-tree to 3.0.1

New Feature: * MDEP-500 – – Print GAV information in console output during dependency:resolve-plugins execution


  • MDEP-547 – – Remove some old (404) links from site

Reporters of this Release:

Many thanks to all reporters/contributors/testers of this release.


-The Apache Maven team