Release Notes – Maven 4.0.0-alpha-2

The Apache Maven team would like to announce the release of Maven 4.0.0-alpha-2.

This in alpha release, not suitable for production.

Maven 4.0.0-alpha-2 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

  • cli improvement: --also-make , --resume, --non-recursive, --fail-on-severity
  • consistent timestamps
  • build/consumer POMs (automatic parent versioning, automatic versioning of reactor dependencies, automatic detection of child modules)
  • new maven 4 api

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

Known Issues

A few incompatibilities with maven 3.x have been discovered already, we are working on fixing those for the next alpha release. Do not hesitate to report any problem.

Complete Release Notes

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