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Comment: Small reorg + add advice about relativePath handling

This page contains advice to ensure smooth transition to maven 3 from maven 2 :

A set of maven-enforcer-plugin rule


  • Check that plugin versions are defined
  • TODO: Ensure that plugin defs appear only once
  • TODO: More rules!
Code Block
<project>  [...]
                   <message>Best Practice is to always define plugin versions!</message>



relative path to parent

If a project is referring to a parent pom, but that pom isn't reachable in the default parent path (../pom.xml). Then you should either :

  • update it to the right path
  • put <relativePath /> in the <parent> tag so that maven knows it will have to look for it directly in the local repository
  1. Thank JVZ for the page title: