Maven 3 will be groovy

Maven 3 will have extensive support for Groovy:

  • It will be possible for the pom file itself to be written in Groovy. This means the pom can be created with dynamic code.
  • Executing Groovy code directly at different lifecycle points
  • Short syntax for defining dependencies


The pom files will be translated to XML, so tool support (IDE integration) will continue to work.


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