Plexus :: Component Metadata (Maven Plugin) (deprecated)

The Plexus Component Metadata Maven Plugin is used to generate Plexus Components descriptors from source javadoc tags and Java 5 class annotations.

Goals Overview

The Plexus Component Metadata Maven Plugin has 3 goals:


In case you still have questions regarding the plugin's usage, feel free to contact the user mailing list. The posts to the mailing list are archived and could already contain the answer to your question as part of an older thread. Hence, it is also worth browsing/searching the mail archive.

If you feel like the plugin is missing a feature or has a defect, you can fill a feature request or bug report in our issue tracker. When creating a new issue, please provide a comprehensive description of your concern. Especially for fixing bugs it is crucial that the developers can reproduce your problem. For this reason, entire debug logs, POMs or most preferably little demo projects attached to the issue are very much appreciated. Of course, patches are welcome, too. Contributors can check out the project from our source repository and will find supplementary information in the guide to helping with Maven.


When using Eclipse Sisu with JSR-330 javax.inject annotations, use sisu-maven-plugin instead of Plexus Component Metadata Maven Plugin.