Example: Using Maven 3 lifecycle extension

Lifecyle Participation

You can extends the class org.apache.maven.AbstractMavenLifecycleParticipant see javadoc.

Build your extension

Create a Maven project with a dependency on org.apache.maven:maven-core:3.2.3 and other dependencies :

    <groupId>org.apache.maven.extensions</groupId>
    <artifactId>beer-maven-lifecycle</artifactId>
    <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>

    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.apache.maven</groupId>
      <artifactId>maven-core</artifactId>
      <version>3.0.4</version>
    </dependency>

    <!-- dependency for plexus annotation -->
    <dependency>
      <groupId>org.codehaus.plexus</groupId>
      <artifactId>plexus-component-annotations</artifactId>
      <version>1.5.5</version>
      <exclusions>
        <exclusion>
          <groupId>junit</groupId>
          <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
        </exclusion>
      </exclusions>
    </dependency>

Create your extension class

// your extension must be a "Plexus" component so mark it with the annotation
@Component( role = AbstractMavenLifecycleParticipant.class, hint = "beer")
public class BeerMavenLifecycleParticipant extends AbstractMavenLifecycleParticipant
{

    @Override
    public void afterSessionStart( MavenSession session )
        throws MavenExecutionException
    {
      // start the beer machine
    }


    @Override
    public void afterProjectsRead( MavenSession session )
        throws MavenExecutionException
    {
      // ask a beer to the machine
    }

}

Generate plexus metadatas during building your extension jar

  <build>
    ...
    <plugins>
      ...
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.codehaus.plexus</groupId>
        <artifactId>plexus-component-metadata</artifactId>
        <version>1.5.5</version>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <goals>
              <goal>generate-metadata</goal>
            </goals>
          </execution>
        </executions>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
    ...
  </build>

Use your extension in your build(s)

You have two ways to use your extension within your builds:

  • add your extension jar in $M2_HOME/lib/ext.
  • add it as a build extension in your pom.

NOTE: if you use a build extension mechanism the method afterSessionStart won't be called

Use a extension in your project, declare as it in your pom:

   <build>
     ...
     <extensions>
       ...
       <extension>
         <groupId>org.apache.maven.extensions</groupId>
         <artifactId>beer-maven-lifecycle</artifactId>
         <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
       </extension>
       ...
     </extensions>
    ...
   </build>