Release Notes – Maven 4.0.0-beta-3

The Apache Maven team would like to announce the release of Maven 4.0.0-beta-3.

Maven 4 release requires Java 17 for runtime.

This is beta release, not suitable for production.

Maven 4.0.0-beta-3 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-11
  • new features build path improvements, profile activation, plugin prerequisite handling and more
  • and many bug fixes since alpha-13

Known Issues

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

During release an issue MNG-8116 was discovered: Maven can randomly fail in case of overloaded Mojo configuration. Preliminary analysis shows this was the case for whole Maven 3.x line, and fix is being prepared and will be published in upcoming release.

Complete Release Notes

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