Include an Announcement File in Your Packaging

Since version 2.4 this plugin has options that allows you to put the generated announcement file anywhere you like. This makes it possible to include the generated announcement in your packaging.

Configuring the Plugin

In this example we want to call the generated announcement file CHANGES.txt and have it put into the META-INF directory of the project's JAR file. To do this we configure the Changes Plugin like this:

<project>
  ...
  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-changes-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.12</version>
        <executions>
          <execution>
            <id>include-announcement-file</id>
            <phase>generate-resources</phase>
            <goals>
              <goal>announcement-generate</goal>
            </goals>
            <configuration>
              <announcementFile>CHANGES.txt</announcementFile>
              <outputDirectory>${project.build.outputDirectory}/META-INF</outputDirectory>
            </configuration>
          </execution>
        </executions>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
</project>