The Warpath plugin extends the existing war overlay functionality included in the Maven War plugin to turn war artifacts into fully fledged build dependencies. It allows you to:

  • Develop with classes included in the war artifact /WEB-INF/classes directory by including them in the project classpath.
  • Automatically inherit transitive dependencies from the war artifact (the default Maven behaviour is not to inherit transitively from war dependencies).

The Warpath artifact was originally developed for use in the AppFuse project. A big thanks to all on AppFuse for all the encouragement and help with development of the plugin!