Trasitioning from old version of Robot Framework Maven Plugin

Introduction

This plugin was forked from http://code.google.com/p/robotframework-maven-plugin. For the most part this new plugin works as a drop in replacement for the old version, but there are a few changes needed to the configuration. This page describes the changes needed to move to this new version.

Executive summary

Change the groupId to org.robotframework and update the version number. Unless you use libdoc, thats all you need.

  <plugin>
    <groupId>org.robotframework</groupId>
    <artifactId>robotframework-maven-plugin</artifactId>
    <version>1.4.7</version>
  </plugin>

Below the changes in more detail.

New groupId and version

The original plugin was distributed with groupId com.googlecode.robotframework-maven-plugin. This has been changed to org.robotframework. The versioning starts in this new plugin from version 1.0.0 (so version 1.0.0 of this plugin is newer than version 1.1.2 of the old version).

Configuration changes

Configuration of the run target has not been changed, but libdoc configuration is now given in a separate libdoc element. See example below.

  <plugin>
    <groupId>org.robotframework</groupId>
    <artifactId>robotframework-maven-plugin</artifactId>
    <version>1.4.7</version>
    <configuration>
      <libdoc>
        <libraryOrResourceFile>MyLib</libraryOrResourceFile>
        <outputFile>MyLib.html</outputFile>
      </libdoc>
    </configuration>
  </plugin>