Programmers' Pain
28Feb/112

maven-duplicate-finder-plugin: find duplicate classes in maven artefacts

Lately I was looking for a Maven plugin to solve the problem that I want a certain Maven build to fail as soon as new duplicate classes have been introduced by other developers / third party dependencies while knowing that I already have some duplicate classes that I can't get rid of right now. Basically a duplicate classes detector with the possibility to define an exclude list - that's where the maven-duplicatefinder-plugin of Ning Inc. will give you a helping hand.