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This page summarizes currently known problems when running with java8, latest beta (1.8.0-ea-b124).

see also MNG-5551 for compilations issues

Related continuous integration job is  


Issues registered by the Apache Maven team can found be found by label apache-maven-found


MSHADE-166 Believed to have substantial problems due to ASM 5 being required. ASM5 has a tentative release date in march, with a current beta version and possibly another beta later.


The -Xdoclint option allows you to disable some or all of the new checks provided by javadoc.  You can disable the reference checks with -Xdoclint:all,-reference

See MSITE-701 for the details.

Another issue is that the excludedocfilessubdir option is ignored with Windows7, org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.JavadocReportTest.testJavadocResources() fails when trying to confirm that the maven-feather.png hasn't been copied (watch it, it's the third assertion for the feather!)