Apache Software Foundation Parent POM Version 20 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Software Foundation Parent POM Version 20.

You should specify the version in your project as parent like the following:

2   <groupId>org.apache</groupId>
3   <artifactId>apache</artifactId>
4   <version>20</version>

You can download the appropriate sources etc. from the download page:


Release Notes - Maven POMs - Version ASF-20


  • MPOM-186 - Upgrade several plugins to most recent versions for JDK9/10 Support
  • MPOM-191 - Add maven-ear-plugin version


  • MPOM-194 - upgrade compiler target to 1.7 (instead of 1.6)
  • MPOM-195 - update m-project-info-reports-p to 3.0.0 with its new report names

Dependency upgrades:

  • MPOM-184 - Upgrade maven-surefie/failsafe to 2.21.0 based on JDK 10 issues
  • MPOM-192 - Add maven-help-plugin

Changes since version 18:


-The Apache Maven team