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Depending on their maturity, the available plugins are organized into groups as shown below. While using a pre-release or sandbox plugin might seem risky, it is your chance to provide feedback to the community such that the plugin can eventually reach production state.

In order to guard against corrupted downloads/installations, it is highly recommended to verify the signature of the release bundles against the public KEYS used by the Codehaus Mojo developers.

Production Plugins

The following plugins have been released and are generally available for production use. However after the move from Codehaus to MojoHaus a lot of plugins have not been migrated (yet), so when the issue tracking is missing, the plugin has not been migrated.

Plugin Version Description Issue tracking
Application Server Plugins that support integration with application servers.
jboss-packaging 2.2 Packages various JBoss deployable archive files including AOP, ESB, HAR, SAR, and Spring. GitHub
was6 1.2.1 IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.x, 7 & 8.x support. -
weblogic 2.9.5 Supports various tasks within the Weblogic 8.1, 9.x, 10.x, 12.x environment. -
Generators / Compilers / Translators Plugins providing support for code generation, compilation and translation.
antlr 2.2 Process ANTLRv2 grammars. -
aspectj 1.7 Weaves aspects with AspectJ. GitHub
axistools 1.4 Axis wsdl2java and java2wsdl support. GitHub
castor 2.5 Source generation with Castor XML. GitHub
commons-attributes 1.0 Source generation for Commons Attributes. -
GWT 2.6.0 GWT. GitHub
hibernate3 3.0 Integration with Hibernate 3.x -
idlj 1.2.1 Process IDL files into Java sources. -
javacc 2.6 Process JavaCC grammars. GitHub
jaxb2 2.3 Generates Java classes from XML Schemas (and binding files) and creates XML Schemas from annotated Java classes, using JAXB2. GitHub
jaxws 2.4 JAX-WS wsgen/wsimport tooling support. GitHub
jpox 1.1.6 Support for JPOX JDO. -
jslint 1.0.0 Provides fast and efficient JSLint code validation when developing JavaScript applications. -
js import 1.0.1 Provides Maven dependency management for JavaScript applications. -
jspc 1.4.6 Provides support for JSP compilation. -
openjpa 1.2 Compiletime enhancement, SQL and Mapping Generation for OpenJPA. -
rmic 1.2.0 Generates rmi (Remote Method Invocation) stub and skeleton classes. -
sablecc 2.0 Process SableCC grammars. -
sqlj 1.3 Translates SQLJ source code to Java source code. GitHub
xdoclet 1.0 Provides XDoclet functionality to Maven. -
xmlbeans 2.3.3 XML to Java binding via XMLBeans. -
IDEs Plugins that support integration with integrated developer environments.
nbm 3.7 Creates NetBeans Platform modules and applications. GitHub
Reporting Plugins which generate reports.
clirr 2.7 Checks Java libraries for binary and source compatibility with older releases. GitHub
cobertura 2.7 Code coverage via Cobertura. GitHub
scmchangelog 1.3 Simple Reporter that creates a changelog report using comments and tags from Subversion. -
taglist 2.4 Generates a report on various tags found in the code. GitHub
javancss 2.1 Source measurement suite for Java. GitHub
jdepend 2.0 Generates JDepend reports. GitHub
Testing Plugins which support testing.
codenarc 0.17-2 Generate CodeNarc report against Groovy source code. -
findbugs 3.0.3 Generates a FindBugs report. GitHub
fitnesse 1.1-beta-1 Fully integrated standalone wiki, and acceptance testing framework. -
selenium 2.3 Supports automated web-application testing. -
webtest 1.0.0 Supports automated web-application testing using Canoo WebTest -
chronos-jmeter 1.1.0 Execute performancetests with jmeter and analyze the results. -
chronos-surefire 1.1.0 Analyze time spent in unittests used to measure performance -
chronos-report 1.1.0 Create reports of performance testresults. -
Tools Miscellaneous tools available through Maven.
animal-sniffer 1.15 Verifies classes against API signatures. GitHub
appassembler 1.10 Generates bin and Java Service Wrapper scripts for Java applications. GitHub
build-helper 1.10 Miscellaneous goals to support build process. GitHub
buildnumber 1.4 Creates unique build number for each build. GitHub
cassandra 2.1.7-1 Mojo's plugin for Apache Maven to allow controlling Apache Cassandra. GitHub
ditaot 1.0 Support for DITA transformations using DITA Open Toolkit. GitHub
exec 1.5.0 Execution of system and Java programs. GitHub
flatten 1.0.0 Flattens your pom.xml before install or deploy. GitHub
keytool 1.5 Manipulates keys and keystores. GitHub
latex 1.1 Builds PDF documents from LaTeX, BibTeX and such. GitHub
license 1.12 Tools to deal with licenses and thirdparties of a maven project. GitHub
ounce 1.3 Perform Ouncelabs Ounce code security scans. -
rpm 2.1.5 Assembles files into an RPM package. GitHub
siteskinner 1.0 Apply a new skin on a published site generated by Maven -
sql 1.5 Execution of SQL statements. GitHub
templating 1.0.0 Filters sources the Maven Right Way. GitHub
truezip 1.1 Manipulates archive files. GitHub
versions 2.1 Supports various tasks for updating the versions of components in the POM. GitHub
vfs 1.0.1 Maven plugin for Apache Commons Virtual File System (VFS). GitHub
xml 1.0 XML transformation and validation. GitHub

Pre-release Plugins

The following are pre-releases of plugins. They have had releases, but are not deemed ready for production use yet.

Plugin Version Description
Generators / Compilers / Translators Plugins providing support for code generation, compilation and translation.
apt 1.0-alpha-5 Annotation Processing Tool.
cbuilds 1.0-beta-1 Convert Autoconf projects into RPMs.
enchanter 1.0-beta-1 Execute expect like scripts over telnet/ssh sessions.
jspc 2.0-alpha-3 Support for JSP compilation w/pluggable JSP compiler implementations.
native 1.0-alpha-8 Compile C and C++ sources.
retrotranslator 1.0-alpha-4 Translates JDK 5.0 classes to be compatible with a 1.4 JVM.
servicedoc 1.0-beta-3 Generates nice REST Documentation from JAX-RS
smc 1.0-alpha-1 State Machine Compiler.
springws 1.0-alpha-1 Spring ws plugin for extracting .wsdl files.
IDEs Plugins that support integration with integrated developer environments.
ideauidesigner 1.0-alpha-2 Intellij IDEA form generation.
Reporting Plugins which generate reports.
dashboard 1.0.0-beta-1 Aggregate results from Checkstyle, Cobertura, Clover, Surefire, PMD, CPD, FindBugs, Taglist reports.
docbook 1.0.0-alpha-1 Support for Docbook transformations.
emma 1.0-alpha-3 EMMA plugin for Maven 2.
jdiff 1.0-beta-1 Generates JDiff report.
Scripting Plugins which support script languages.
javascript tools A set of tools to bring maven support to JavaScript developers.
jruby 1.0-beta-4 JRuby scripting support for Maven.
Testing Plugins which support testing.
dbunit 1.0-beta-3 Support for using DbUnit.
Tools Miscellaneous tools available through Maven.
batik 1.0-beta-1 Rasterizes SVGs using Apache Batik.
dbupgrade 1.0-beta-3 Incremental Database Upgrade.
ianal 1.0-alpha-1 "I am not a lawyer."
jalopy 1.0-alpha-1 Formats java source files following a coding convention.
jasperreports 1.0-beta-2 Compiles Jasper Report Design Files.
l10n 1.0-alpha-2 The Localization Tools Maven Plugin helps with internationalization and localization of your projects.
mrm 1.0-beta-2 Hosts a mock Maven Repository Manager for use when integration testing Maven plugins..
native2ascii 1.0-alpha-1 Converts text file encodings.
nsis 1.0-alpha-1 Utilizes the NSIS command line installer script compiler to generate a Windows installer exe from a setup.nsi script.
osxappbundle 1.0-alpha-1 Bundles Maven projects as OS X applications.
properties 1.0-alpha-2 Read and write properties files.
ship 1.0-alpha-2 Helps shipping releases when doing Continuous Deployment.
tidy 1.0-beta-1 Sorts the sections of a pom.xml into the canonical order.
solaris 1.0-alpha-2 Creates System V packages.
unix 1.0-alpha-3 Creates packages for all common UNIX platforms.
wagon 1.0 Transfer files between URLs.
webminifier Provides JavaScript and CSS minification for Maven projects.
webstart 1.0-beta-6 Prepare webstart applications.

Sandbox Plugins

These are plugins which have been contributed but have not gained the attention of users or a committer interested in seeing it released. If you are looking for a plugin but do not see it in this list or the lists above, you should also check the MojoHaus team page in case the plugin hasn't been added to the list below yet.

Plugin Description
apidocs (no site)
argouml Generates images from ArgoUML diagrams.
axis-archetype This archetype is an example of using the Axistools and Cargo Maven Plugins.
ckjm Executes the Ckjm bytecode analysis utility against a project.
cruisecontrol (no site)
deb Debian Packaging tasks.
delicious (no site)
ec2 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 tasks.
ejbdoclet Uses JaxMe 2 to generate JAXB source files from an XML schema.
enchanter Execute expect like scripts over telnet/ssh sessions.
eve (no site)
graphing Project graphing.
hibernatedoclet Hibernate Doclet Plugin.
j2me Enable Maven users to develop applications for the Java Platform, Micro Edition.
jardiff Generate an API difference report between two or more versions of code.
jarjar (no site)
jcoverage (no site)
jelly-maven-tools (no site)
kodo Enhance files using Solarmetric's Kodo-JDO.
macker Executes the Macker architectural rule checking utility against a project.
mant (no site)
naturaldocs-maven-plugin Provides NaturalDocs capability to Maven.
pomtools Provides console based editing of the project's pom.xml.
retroweaver Retroweaver Maven Plugin.
runtime Provides a declarative mechanism for describing the runtime enviroment of Java applications.
setup Helps configure Maven-related configuration files, such as settings.xml, toolchains.xml and various scm settings files.
simian-report Similarity analysis reports.
slimdog (no site)
springbeandoc Generates String BeanDoc reports from Spring configs.
springdoclet Spring Doclet Maven Plugin.
syslog Provides goals to send and receive syslog.
visibroker Maven adapter of VisiBroker command line tools.
webdoclet Uses JaxMe 2 to generate JAXB source files from an XML schema.
xjc Generates Java classes from a given XML schema document using the Sun xjc task.
xsltc Uses XSLTC to compile an XSL stylesheet into a translet (a set of Java classes).

Plugin Graveyard

These are plugins which been deprecated or are no longer being maintained.

Plugin Description
antlr3 Superceded by Maven plugin for ANTLR V3.
failsafe Moved to Maven Failsafe Plugin.
groovy Moved to GMaven.
jboss Superceded by JBoss AS7 Deployment Plugin
jboss-sar Deprecated use the jboss-packaging plugin instead.
jetty Superceded by Mortbay official Jetty maven plugin.
lesscss Moved to LESS CSS Maven Plugin at GitHub.
minijar Added as minimizeJar parameter to the maven-shade-plugin.
platform-detector Deprecated use the rpm-cbuild:platform-detect goal instead.
project-sources Deprecated use wagon-maven-plugin or maven-dependency-plugin instead.
netbeans-freeform NetBeans has developed its own Maven support:
rat Moved to the Apache Creadur Project.
remote-source Deprecated use wagon-maven-plugin or maven-dependency-plugin instead.
shade Moved to the official Maven plugins and is now maintained as Maven Shade Plugin.
shitty Superceded by the official Maven Invoker Plugin.
sysdeo-tomcat Superceded by Eclipse WTP
tomcat Moved to the official Maven plugins and is now maintained in The Tomcat Project : tomcat-maven-plugin
wsdl2java Deprecated use the axistools-maven-plugin instead.
xfire Deprecated use the Maven cxf plugins instead.
xslt Deprecated use the xml-maven-plugin instead.