Apache Maven JDeps Plugin

The JDeps Plugin uses the jdeps tool to analyze classes for internal API calls. For more information about the standard jdeps tool, please refer to Java+Dependency+Analysis+Tool.

NOTE: The jdeps tool is available since JDK8.

NOTE: The plugin has toolchains support. When using Apache Maven 3.2.6, the build doesn't need to use toolchains itself, ie. use the maven-toolchain-plugin; the maven-jdeps-plugin can pick up a jdk toolchain defined in toolchain.xml independently from build configuration: it chooses a jdk toolchain from available configurations that has a version 1.8 or above.

Goals Overview

The JDeps Plugin has 2 goals:


General instructions on how to use the JDeps Plugin can be found on the usage page. Some more specific use cases are described in the examples given below. Last but not least, users occasionally contribute additional examples, tips or errata to the plugin's wiki page.

In case you still have questions regarding the plugin's usage, please have a look at the FAQ and feel free to contact the user mailing list. The posts to the mailing list are archived and could already contain the answer to your question as part of an older thread. Hence, it is also worth browsing/searching the mail archive.

If you feel like the plugin is missing a feature or has a defect, you can fill a feature request or bug report in our issue tracker. When creating a new issue, please provide a comprehensive description of your concern. Especially for fixing bugs it is crucial that the developers can reproduce your problem. For this reason, entire debug logs, POMs or most preferably little demo projects attached to the issue are very much appreciated. Of course, patches are welcome, too. Contributors can check out the project from our source repository and will find supplementary information in the guide to helping with Maven.