Java 8 is a bit more strict in JavaDoc parsing. This can lead to build failures in Maven when building the repo with warnings like:
Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-javadoc-plugin:2.7:jar (attach-javadocs) on project [projectname]: MavenReportException: Error while creating archive:
Exit code: 1 - [path-to-file]:[linenumber]: warning: no description for @param
Sure, the good solution would be to fix the JavaDocs. But in cases where you just clone a foreign repo, you probably just want to get it run and not start fixing it.
To ignore the erros, just turn off doclint by adding the following
<configuration> tag to your
<plugin> <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId> <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId> <version>2.10.2</version> <executions> <execution> <id>attach-javadocs</id> <goals> <goal>jar</goal> </goals> <configuration> <!-- add this to disable checking --> <additionalparam>-Xdoclint:none</additionalparam> </configuration> </execution> </executions> </plugin>
Some more solutions can be found in this StackOverflow thread.