Plugin documentation

Goals available for this plugin:

Goal Report? Description
clover2:instrumentInternal No Instrument source roots.

Note 1: Do not call this MOJO directly. It is meant to be called in a custom forked lifecycle by the other Clover plugin MOJOs.

Note 2: We bind this mojo to the "validate" phase so that it executes prior to any other mojos

clover2:check No Verify Test Percentage Coverage (TPC) from an existing Clover database and fail the build if it is below the defined threshold. The check is done on main Clover databases and also on merged Clover databases when they exist.
clover2:snapshot No Saves a Clover snapshot to the filesystem. A clover snapshot must be saved after all tests have been run. It is used by subsequent invocations of clover2:optimize to determine which tests get run. Therefore, this file must persist between clean builds. This is possible by using one of the following techniques: 1) set the 'snapshot' (-Dmaven.clover.snapshot) configuration to a location outside the target directory 2) leave the snapshot file in the default location 'target/clover/clover.db.snapshot' and do a clean build with the clover2:clean goal. clover2:clean will delete everything the clean plugin does, however will ensure that the snapshot file does not get deleted.
clover2:merge No Merge arbitrary number of clover databases into one. All databases must share a common root directory. Thankyou to Alex B.(dasmonsieur@gmail.com) for providing the basis of this mojo via: http://developer.atlassian.com/jira/browse/CLMVN-36
clover2:instrument No Instrument all sources using Clover and forks a custom lifecycle to execute project's tests on the instrumented code so that a Clover database is created.

Note: We're forking a lifecycle because we don't want the Clover instrumentation to affect the main lifecycle build. This will prevent instrumented sources to be put in production by error. Thus running mvn install on a project where this instrument goal has been specified will run the build twice: once for building the project as usual and another time for instrumenting the sources with Clover and generating the Clover database.

clover2:optimize No Sets the 'test' property on the project which is used by the maven-surefire-plugin to determine which tests are run. If a snapshot file from a previous build, is found, that will be used to determine what tests should be run.
clover2:setup No This mojo is to be used mainly for incremental instrumentation and compilation of Java source code.

NB: This does not, nor should it, run in a forked lifecycle. This mojo should certainly *not* be called during a release build. This mojo instruments your source and test files to ${build.directory}/clover/src-instrumented and test-src-instrumented respectively. These directories are then set as the project's source and test source directories that subsequently get compiled by the compiler MOJO.

clover2:aggregate No Aggregate children module Clover databases if there are any. This mojo should not exist. It's only there because the site plugin doesn't handle @aggregators properly at the moment...
clover2:log No Provides information on the current Clover database.
clover2:clover Yes Generate a Clover report from existing Clover databases. The generated report is an external report generated by Clover itself. If the project generating the report is a top level project and if the aggregate configuration element is set to true then an aggregated report will also be created.

Note: This report mojo should be an @aggregator and the clover:aggregate mojo shouldn't exist. This is a limitation of the site plugin which doesn't support @aggregator reports...

clover2:save-history No Save a Clover history point.
clover2:instrument-test No This goal behaves exactly like the instrument goal, however when forking the lifecycle - it runs only to the 'test' phase instead of all the way to the 'install' phase. This goal should be used as an optimization - ie. if the phases after 'test' take a very long time to run. Instrument all sources using Clover and forks a custom lifecycle to execute project's tests on the instrumented code so that a Clover database is created.
clover2:reset No No description.
clover2:optimizeIntegration No Sets the 'test' property on the project which is used by the maven-surefire-plugin to determine which tests are run. If a snapshot file from a previous build, is found, that will be used to determine what tests should be run.
clover2:clean No The clover2:clean goal should be run directly from the command line, when you are developing using the clover test runner optimizer. This mojo deletes the cloverOutputDirectory contents and the snapshot file used for test optimization.

System Requirements

The following specifies the minimum requirements to run this Maven plugin:

Maven 2.0
JDK 1.3
Memory No minimum requirement.
Disk Space No minimum requirement.

Usage

You could run 'mvn -up' to get the latest version of this plugin, or specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:

<project>
  ...
  <build>
    <!-- To define the plugin version in your parent POM -->
    <pluginManagement>
      <plugins>
        <plugin>
          <groupId>com.atlassian.maven.plugins<groupId>
          <artifactId>maven-clover2-plugin<artifactId>
          <version>3.1.7<version>
        </plugin>
        ...
      </plugins>
    </pluginManagement>
    <!-- To use the plugin goals in your POM or parent POM -->
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>com.atlassian.maven.plugins<groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-clover2-plugin<artifactId>
        <version>3.1.7<version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
  <!-- To use the report goals in your POM or parent POM -->
  <reporting>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>com.atlassian.maven.plugins<groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-clover2-plugin<artifactId>
        <version>3.1.7<version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </reporting>
  ...
</project>
For more information, see "Guide to Configuring Plug-ins"