Apache Maven Shared GH Actions

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Apache Maven Shared GitHub Actions


Create GitHub workflow in project file:


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name: Verify


    name: Verify
    uses: apache/maven-gh-actions-shared/.github/workflows/maven-verify.yml@v4

Events that can trigger workflows

In such configuration workflow can be executed in the same time twice for two separate events.

It can occurs when we create PR for branch from the same repository, we have two events:

  • push on branch
  • pull_request on PR for the same branch

In order to minimize resource consumptions shared workflow from version v2 detect such situation and skips the execution for pull_request event if PR is created for local branch.

Only workflow for PR from external forks will be executed.

Breaking changes in V3

  • replace maven_version by maven-matrix and ff-maven
  • rename maven_args to maven-args
  • remove not used verify-site-goal

Additional configurations

Attach logs on failure

We can store some logs of execution in case of failure as workflow attachments:

    uses: apache/maven-gh-actions-shared/.github/workflows/maven-verify.yml@v4
      failure-upload-path: |

Excludes from build matrix:

    uses: apache/maven-gh-actions-shared/.github/workflows/maven-verify.yml@v4
      matrix-exclude: >
          {"jdk": "8"},   # exclude jdk 8 from all builds
          {"os": "windows-latest"}, # exclude windows from all builds
          {"jdk": "8", "os": "windows-latest"} # exclude jkd 8 on windows

Change default goals

    uses: apache/maven-gh-actions-shared/.github/workflows/maven-verify.yml@v4
      ff-goal: 'install'
      verify-goal: 'install -P run-its'

Testing against different Maven versions

    uses: apache/maven-gh-actions-shared/.github/workflows/maven-verify.yml@v4
      ff-maven: "3.8.6"                     # Maven version for fail-fast-build
      maven-matrix: '[ "3.2.5", "3.8.6" ]'  # Maven versions matrix for verify builds

More options

More options with default values can be found in workflow source in inputs section: