Maven version rules

These rules are used by the Versions Maven plugin.

These are kept as part of the site as the plugin only supports locating the rules from a URI.

The Versions Maven plugin can be configured as follows:


It can be executed on the command line as follows:

mvn versions:display-dependency-updates \

Ignored version regular expression rules


Prevents consideration of Alpha, Beta and Candidate releases. In addition it also ignores the organization contributions as they are temporary.

Explicitly ignored artifact versions

These artifacts and versions are explicitly ignored.

  • org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-jar-plugin:2.4

    This version of the plug-in causes problems with M2E on Eclipse.

  • org.jboss.spec:jboss-javaee-6.0:*

    Any version aside from 1.0.0.Final will cause problems in unit testing.