Release Notes – Maven 4.0.0-alpha-7

The Apache Maven team would like to announce the release of Maven 4.0.0-alpha-7.

This is alpha release, not suitable for production.

Maven 4.0.0-alpha-7 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

This release contains an important list of new features and enhancements. The full list of changes can be found in our issue management system. Among those are:

  • support for project specific settings.xml
  • command line arguments interpolation
  • profile-free repository support in settings
  • support for exclusions when importing BOMs
  • new public rootDirectory and topDirectory properties
  • allow comments in .mvn/maven.config file
  • plugin validation improvements (same as 3.9.x)
  • infer modelVersion when using the build/consumer POM feature
  • make maven-compat optional at runtime

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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