Release Notes - Maven (moved to ASF) - Version 2.0.8 - HTML format


  • [MNG-2025] - POM is still not read using the right encoding
  • [MNG-2045] - Maven can't compile against sibling test-jar dependency in multiproject (Test Attached)
  • [MNG-2061] - DistributionManagement properties don't get copied in cloned executionProject while lifecycle fork
  • [MNG-2254] - the encoding parameter in xml declaration of POM is ignored
  • [MNG-2277] - aggregating plugins in submodules of the reactor return all projects causing a chicken/egg issue
  • [MNG-2524] - DefaultArtifactFactory.createDependencyArtifact sets scope to null
  • [MNG-2591] - Plugins are merged incorrectly
  • [MNG-2593] - Maven 2 stumbels upon non ASCII characters in the value of a <localRepository> value in the $HOME/.m2/settings.xml
  • [MNG-2685] - mvn.bat detection of 4NT syntax error
  • [MNG-2818] - maven 2 requires a UTF-8 locale to build properly
  • [MNG-2932] - Encoding chaos
  • [MNG-2961] - DefaultArtifact getBaseVersion is changed to "xxxx-SNAPSHOT" only if you first call isSnapshot()
  • [MNG-3046] - DefaultArtifactVersion compareTo misbehaves regarding buildNumber 0
  • [MNG-3077] - NullPointerException, if MojoExecutionException has no message
  • [MNG-3084] - mvn.bat in maven 2.0.7 does not return the correct error code.
  • [MNG-3134] - DefaultModelInheritence::assembleDistributionInheritence should be childPathAdjustment aware
  • [MNG-3141] - Build not working if pom.xml is a symbolic link
  • [MNG-3213] - Please update to plexus-utils 1.4.3 or later for PLXUTILS-36
  • [MNG-3215] - Missing rar artifact handler descriptor
  • [MNG-3240] - maven-model RepositoryBase.equals() causes ClassCastException
  • [MNG-3245] - Maven Reporting API is binary incompatible in 2.0.8-SNAPSHOT by r579987
  • [MNG-3254] - artifactId is not appended any more in in multi modules when it's not defined in a child
  • [MNG-3347] - Broken links to maven source javadocs:


  • [MNG-2188] - Report mojos should check canGenerateReport() when called directly
  • [MNG-2290] - Generated URLs in POMs of child modules
  • [MNG-3024] - Missing artifact error text improvement
  • [MNG-3047] - DefaultArtifactVersion compareTo inconsistent with equals
  • [MNG-3062] - Allow access to mojoExecution from within plugin.
  • [MNG-3118] - Test-classes should come before classes in the classpath
  • [MNG-3152] - Change to plugin testing harness to allow the setting of ArtifactRepository on the ArtifactStub
  • [MNG-3201] - org.apache.maven.project.MavenProject needs a toString()

New Feature

  • [MNG-2105] - Enable remote debugging command line option (+ docs)
  • [MNG-2166] - Provide the help listing as default when no arguments are provided


  • [MNG-3088] - update the assembly name
  • [MNG-3323] - Publish the reference docs for 2.0.8


  • [MNG-3207] - Order of repositories for download should be inverted if Archiva is used.

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