This article shows how to install Maven (3.6.3) on macOS Monterey(version 12.2.1) with M1 processor.

Download Maven

Goto and download the version for instance 

Install Maven

Go to the download location
Normally /Users/${username}/Downloads and execute the following command

tar -xvzf apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3-bin.tar.gz
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/bin/mvn.cmd
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/bin/mvn
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/README.txt
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/LICENSE
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/NOTICE
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/aopalliance.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/commons-cli.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/commons-codec.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/commons-lang3.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/failureaccess.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/guava.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/guice.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/httpclient.license
x apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3/lib/httpcore.license
It will create a folder apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3 which will contain unzipped contains from the downloaded file. Now Move the folder apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3 to final destination. In my case i moved to a folder DevRuntime which contains other runtimes for my development.
export MAVEN_HOME=~/DevRuntime/apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3 export PATH=$PATH:$MAVEN_HOME/bin
Now source the zshenv file
source ~/.zshenv

Install Maven

Now Check that Maven is working
mvn --verison
Apache Maven 4.0.0-alpha-3 (2ccf57baa5191468f9911fe85fd99672ac3bacb9)
Maven home: /Users/SiddB/DevRuntime/apache-maven-4.0.0-alpha-3
Java version:, vendor: Oracle Corporation, runtime: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "mac os x", version: "12.2.1", arch: "aarch64", family: "mac"

How to skip test in Maven

Maven provides a way to only build the application code and skip executing test cases
Enter the following command to build the application code but don't execute test cases.
Skip executing tests
mvn install -DskipTests


How to download source for maven artifacts

Maven builds a project using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins. Dependencies used by the project are mentioned in the pom.xml file. We can also get the dependencies artifact from maven along with source codes.

In the following section, we will cover two use cases
1) How to generate source code for third-party artifacts that my project is using
2) How to generate source code for my project
Download sources for third party artifacts
Executing the following command from the terminal will download the sources for all the artifacts for the project and will attach it to Eclipse IDE.
mvn eclipse:eclipse -DdownloadSources=true
Executing the following command from the terminal will download the sources for all the artifacts only, attaching the sources in the IDE with the binaries needed to be done seperately..
mvn dependency:sources -Dsilent=true
Generate source code for project
This command will generate the sources jar under the target folder for the project.
mvn source:jar install