How to Use
Just add the following parent declaration in your project parent POM:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project> <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion> <parent> <groupId>org.codehaus.sonar-plugins</groupId> <artifactId>parent</artifactId> <version>14</version> <relativePath>../parent</relativePath> </parent> ... </project>
Just change the version of the parent pom you used previously. Have a look at each release note of each version you upgrade to see if there are some notable changes which require to modify something in your project.
The parent defines and uses a set of custom properties that can be reused and/or overridden by projects to customize the default behavior of Maven defined in the parent pom.