Plugin Documentation

Goals available for this plugin:

Goal Report? Description
changes:announcement-generate No Goal which generate an announcement from the announcement template.
changes:announcement-mail No Goal which sends an announcement through email.
changes:changes-check No Goal which checks that the changes.xml file has the necessary data to generate an announcement or a report for the current release.
changes:changes-report Yes Goal which creates a nicely formatted Changes Report in html format from a changes.xml file.
changes:changes-validate No Goal which validate the changes.xml file.
changes:github-report Yes Goal which downloads issues from GitHub and generates a report.
changes:help No Display help information on maven-changes-plugin.
Call mvn changes:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=<goal-name> to display parameter details.
changes:jira-report Yes Goal which downloads issues from the Issue Tracking System and generates a report.
changes:trac-report Yes Goal which downloads issues from the Issue Tracking System and generates a report.

System Requirements

The following specifies the minimum requirements to run this Maven plugin:

Maven 2.2.1
JDK 1.6
Memory No minimum requirement.
Disk Space No minimum requirement.

Usage

You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:

<project>
  ...
  <build>
    <!-- To define the plugin version in your parent POM -->
    <pluginManagement>
      <plugins>
        <plugin>
          <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
          <artifactId>maven-changes-plugin</artifactId>
          <version>2.12</version>
        </plugin>
        ...
      </plugins>
    </pluginManagement>
    <!-- To use the plugin goals in your POM or parent POM -->
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-changes-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.12</version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
  <!-- To use the report goals in your POM or parent POM -->
  <reporting>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-changes-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.12</version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </reporting>
  ...
</project>

For more information, see "Guide to Configuring Plug-ins"