Lifecycles Reference

Maven defines 3 lifecycles in META-INF/plexus/components.xml:

default Lifecycle

default lifecycle is defined without any associated plugin. Plugin bindings for this lifecycle are defined separately for every packaging:

<phases>
  <phase>validate</phase>
  <phase>initialize</phase>
  <phase>generate-sources</phase>
  <phase>process-sources</phase>
  <phase>generate-resources</phase>
  <phase>process-resources</phase>
  <phase>compile</phase>
  <phase>process-classes</phase>
  <phase>generate-test-sources</phase>
  <phase>process-test-sources</phase>
  <phase>generate-test-resources</phase>
  <phase>process-test-resources</phase>
  <phase>test-compile</phase>
  <phase>process-test-classes</phase>
  <phase>test</phase>
  <phase>prepare-package</phase>
  <phase>package</phase>
  <phase>pre-integration-test</phase>
  <phase>integration-test</phase>
  <phase>post-integration-test</phase>
  <phase>verify</phase>
  <phase>install</phase>
  <phase>deploy</phase>
</phases>

clean Lifecycle

clean lifecycle is defined directly with its plugin bindings.

<phases>
  <phase>pre-clean</phase>
  <phase>clean</phase>
  <phase>post-clean</phase>
</phases>
<default-phases>
  <clean>
    org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-clean-plugin:3.0.0:clean
  </clean>
</default-phases>

site Lifecycle

site lifecycle is defined directly with its plugin bindings.

<phases>
  <phase>pre-site</phase>
  <phase>site</phase>
  <phase>post-site</phase>
  <phase>site-deploy</phase>
</phases>
<default-phases>
  <site>
    org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-site-plugin:3.5.1:site
  </site>
  <site-deploy>
    org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-site-plugin:3.5.1:deploy
  </site-deploy>
</default-phases>