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Third party plugins

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Maven Plugins Project @ sf.net

The Maven Plugins Project at SourceForge develops a series of plugins.

Independent Plugins

Maven NBM plugin Plugin for creating Netbeans modules (both jars and NBMs) and autoupdate sites.
Maven Validator Validates XHTML
XDoclet plugin Plugin for XDoclet
Maven Taglib plugin Taglib Plug-in is a maven plugin for jsp tag libraries developers
Maven xsddoc plugin Generates documentation of W3C XML Schema
Maven DocCheck Plugin Plugin for Doc Check Doclet
UCDD Document Use Cases using maven and xml.
Maven Historical Data Record user specified values from each maven build to a database.
Maven OSGi Plugin Create OSGi bundles
Maven EMMA Plugin Plugin using the EMMA code coverage tool

Projects With a Maven Plugin


Cargo is a thin wrapper around existing containers (e.g. J2EE containers). It provides different APIs to easily manipulate containers.

Cargo provides the following APIs:

  • A Java to start/stop/configure Java Containers and deploy modules into them. We also offer Ant tasks, Maven 1, Maven 2, Intellij IDEA and Netbeans plugins.
  • A Java API to parse/create/merge J2EE Modules
QALab Proposes a plugin to collect and chart QA stats like Checkstyle, PMD, FindBugs, Cobertura and Simian over time
Cactus plugin Plugin for Jakarta Cactus
Turbine plugin Plugin for Jakarta Turbine
JBlanket plugin Plugin for JBlanket test coverage tool
StatCvs-XML plugin Plugin for StatCvs-XML
Lint4j Lint4j, the static Java source and bytecode analyzer and bug pattern detector