Classes to prepare report plugins execution with Maven 3, through MavenReportExecutor (implementation): report plugins can be configured in <configuration> element of maven-site-plugin or any other report building plugin with following XML model corresponding to plugin's List<ReportPlugin> parameter:
<reportPlugins> <plugin> <groupId/> <artifactId/> <version/> <configuration/> <reports/> <reportSets> <reportSet> <id/> <configuration/> <reports/> </reportSet> </reportSets> </plugin> </reportPlugins>
Notice this is the model from plugins in <reporting> section of POM:
Since maven-reporting-exec 1.2 (which will be used by maven-site-plugin 3.4), plugin configuration in build/pluginManagement is injected into reports.
Maven 3 core makes an automatic transformation of <reporting> POM section (which supports configuration inheritance) to maven-site-plugin's reportPlugins configuration through the ReportingConverter component.