mikera mikera - 1 month ago 21
Java Question

Update Maven dependencies automatically in Eclipse

I have a significant number of Maven projects in Eclipse, with quite a lot of dependencies.

Some of the dependencies are frequently being updated in repositories as new versions are released. Currently I have to look out for these manually, and manually edit the respective

pom.xml
s to use the new version.

Is there an automatic way to do the following in Eclipse:


  • Check whether newer versions of each dependency are available?

  • If so, automatically suggest changes to the
    pom.xml
    (like a "quick fix" feature)?


Answer Source

You are looking for maven versions plugin:

versions:display-dependency-updates Displays all dependencies that have newer versions available.

This will show a list of all updated dependencies. There is a similar command to show a list of all the updated plugins.

There doesn't seem to be a command to update the dependencies to their latest versions automatically. From the docs it looks like you can use the versions:display-property-updates to update the dependency versions if they are specified as properties in the pom file.