Maven Dependency Plugin 2.8 Released

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Maven Dependency Plugin 2.8 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Maven
Dependency Plugin, version 2.8

The dependency plugin provides the capability to manipulate artifacts. It can
copy and/or unpack artifacts from local or remote repositories to a specified

You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:


Release Notes - Maven 2.x Dependency Plugin - Version 2.8

** Bug
    * [MDEP-312] - copyPom with useRepositoryLayout copies pom to wrong
    * [MDEP-374] - dependency:tree -Dverbose isn't verbose anymore
    * [MDEP-379] - useSubDirectoryPerArtifact creates folder with wrong format
    * [MDEP-395] - get doesn't copy transitive dependencies to output
    * [MDEP-407] - add support for Maven 3.1-A1/Eclipse Aether 0.9-M2 to
    * [MDEP-411] - copy-dependencies with useRepositoryLayout and copyPoms
copies the poms twice
    * [MDEP-416] - dependency:copy-dependencies addParentPoms causes NPE with
Maven 2

** Improvement
    * [MDEP-128] - Support ability to specify multiple "includeScope"
    * [MDEP-414] - Add option to sort output of dependency:resolve/list
    * [MDEP-415] - Add option to include parent poms in dependency:resolve

** New Feature
    * [MDEP-412] - add an option to copy dependencies with their parent poms +
parent poms of current project

** Wish
    * [MDEP-321] - Remove final declaration from class UnpackMojo


-The Apache Maven team