Base your Maven projects on this artifact and you will get many pre-configuration benefits, including up-to-date dependencies, plugins, build extensions, repositories, and more. All that you need to do is to define our artifact as a parent of your project:
<project> <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion> <parent> <groupId>com.jcabi</groupId> <artifactId>parent</artifactId> <version>0.48.4</version> </parent> <groupId>your-group-id</groupId> <artifactId>your-artifact-id</artifactId> <version>1.2.3-SNAPSHOT</version> [...] </project>
This is what we have in our pom.xml.
Take a look at the pom.xml of jcabi itself, as a good example of how com.jcabi:parent can be effectively used to minimize XML duplication.