Fwd: Apache Maven JDeps Plugin

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 16:00:21 UTC 2015

Hi all,

A good one to pass onto your communities - I can see this being a very
popular Maven plugin!!


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Robert Scholte <rfscholte at apache.org>
Date: 14 February 2015 at 15:32
Subject: Apache Maven JDeps Plugin
To: jigsaw-dev at openjdk.java.net, Maven Developers List <dev at maven.apache.org
Cc: Rory O'Donnell <rory.odonnell at oracle.com>, Dalibor Topic <
dalibor.topic at oracle.com>, Erik Costlow <erik.costlow at oracle.com>


during FOSDEM 2015 a few members of the Apache Maven team visited a talk of
Oracle, presented by Rory O'Donnell and Dalibor Topic.
Their talk ended with encouraging everybody to use the JDeps tool to
analyze your dependencies in preparation of JDK9s jigsaw.
On behalf of the Maven team I've picked up the task to develop a plugin
which can do the analysis during the build of a Java project. Call it a
thin Maven wrapper around the JDeps tool.

The sources can be found here:

The documentation can be found here:

There's a SNAPSHOT version availabe at

The plugin is still in development, but now would be an appropriate moment
to share your thoughts on what this plugin should do. For instance: break
the build if the project depends on JDK internal APIs (already implemented).
So please, share your ideas.

Robert Scholte

ps. Quite a lot of users relate the plugin version to the Maven version.
For that reason the maven-jdeps-plugin version starts with 3.0, indicating
you need to use at least Maven-3.
ps2. Documentation already refers to Apache Maven 3.2.6, even though it is
not released yet. Chances are that Maven 3.2.6 will be released before
Maven JDeps Plugin 3.0

To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe at maven.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help at maven.apache.org

More information about the adoption-discuss mailing list