Release Notes – Maven 4.0.0-alpha-13

The Apache Maven team would like to announce the release of Maven 4.0.0-alpha-13.

This is the first Maven 4 preview release that requires Java 17 for runtime.

This is alpha release, not suitable for production.

Maven 4.0.0-alpha-13 is available for download.

Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting, and documentation from a central place.

The core release is independent of plugin releases. Further releases of plugins will be made separately. See the PluginList for more information.

If you have any questions, please consult:

Overview About the Changes

The full list of changes can be found in our issue management system.

Notable changes include:

  • requires Java 17 as “minimum runtime Java requirement”
  • brings the latest Maven Resolver 2.0.0-alpha-8
  • new features like Profile OS activation with wildcards, Profile activation by packaging, SPI for user properties
  • improvements related to dependencyManagement and BOM handling, new APIs for “dependency path control”
  • and many bug fixes since alpha-12

Known Issues

If you find any incompatibility with latest versions of plugins, do not hesitate to report those.

Complete Release Notes

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