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Apache Maven JavaDoc Plugin Version 3.1.0 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven JavaDoc Plugin, version 3.1.0.

The Javadoc Plugin uses the Javadoc tool to generate javadocs for the specified project.


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

Release Notes – Apache Maven JavaDoc Plugin – Version 3.1.0


  • MJAVADOC-551 – Error if path to project contains a spaces
  • MJAVADOC-552 – Author tag is removed, even though it should be excluded using the fixTags-setting


  • MJAVADOC-420 – javadoc:fix duplicates lines
  • MJAVADOC-445 – JavadocOptionsXpp3Reader doesn’t deserialize the placement element in Tag
  • MJAVADOC-449 – javadoc:aggregate fails with JDK 9
  • MJAVADOC-469 input isn’t escaped for double backslashes in argument file
  • MJAVADOC-495 – links option ignored in offline mode, even for local links
  • MJAVADOC-506 – Javadoc plugin broken on Java 8 when present
  • MJAVADOC-514 – Maven Javadoc Plugin can’t get dependency from third party maven repository
  • MJAVADOC-526 – aggregate goal doesn’t respect managed dependencies
  • MJAVADOC-527 – detectLinks may pass invalid URLs to javadoc(1)
  • MJAVADOC-528 – Invalid ‘expires’ attribute
  • MJAVADOC-532 entries that do not redirect are ignored
  • MJAVADOC-533 entries that point to a resource that requires an Accept header may be ignored
  • MJAVADOC-537 – warning when javadoc is invoked for dependency
  • MJAVADOC-538 – JVM “JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS” or “_JAVA_OPTIONS” message detected as javadoc warning, triggers failure
  • MJAVADOC-542 – Unsupported class file major version 55
  • MJAVADOC-543 – Archiving to jar is very slow
  • MJAVADOC-544 – Changed behaviour of Javadoc for temporary files encoding (options, argfile, …)
  • MJAVADOC-548 – Directoryname mixed up with excludePackageNames
  • MJAVADOC-549 – Version tag comes and goes on several javadoc:fix goal runs
  • MJAVADOC-554 – Running javadoc:aggregate twice throws MavenReportException
  • MJAVADOC-555 – Javadoc:aggregate, Javadoc:jar fail if one of the modules does not contain
  • MJAVADOC-556 – javadoc:aggregate fails with “No source files for package” for packages that are not exported
  • MJAVADOC-563 – Javadoc generation fails if module name contains restricted keyword in non-terminal position
  • MJAVADOC-567 – “Not in a module on the module source path” when using JDK 12
  • MJAVADOC-568 – javadoc:jar fails when project has Automatic-Module-Name and (implicit) uses offlinelinks with element-list
  • MJAVADOC-570 – —add-modules expects comma-separated arguments
  • MJAVADOC-5758 fails when exists
  • MJAVADOC-580 – javadoc:javadoc detects wrong java API link when running on openjdk 11.0.2

New Feature:

  • MJAVADOC-134 – Support aggregated reports at each level in the multi-module hierarchy


  • MJAVADOC-444 – Add an ‘aggregated-no-fork’ goal
  • MJAVADOC-447 – Command line dump reveals proxy user/password in case of errors
  • MJAVADOC-499 – Ignore on earlier Java versions
  • MJAVADOC-513 – Aggregate: make order of classpath entries predictable
  • MJAVADOC-530 – Clean up additionalparam documentation
  • MJAVADOC-534 – Support element-list links from java10 dependencies
  • MJAVADOC-546 – Allow to generate report in Spanish locale
  • MJAVADOC-558 – Change default value for removeUnknownThrows to true
  • MJAVADOC-562 – Ability to pass —release to Javadoc tool
  • MJAVADOC-565 – Make proxy configuration properly work for both HTTP and HTTPS
  • MJAVADOC-566 – Use patterns for defaultJavadocApiLinks
  • MJAVADOC-577 – Fixed typos in User Guide.
  • MJAVADOC-578 – Groups parameter is not compatibile with Surefire


  • MJAVADOC-557 – Deprecate parameter includeTransitiveDependencySources

Dependency upgrade:


-The Apache Maven team