Currently, DefaultLifecycleMapping does not support mapping phases to goals with a custom configuration (see maven-core/src/main/resources/META-INF/plexus/default-bindings.xml). It is impossible to bind, say, an assembly plugin to 'package' phase within a custom packaging type, since assembly plugin requires a meaningful configuration to be set.
At my job, we have a number of poms, each serving a purpose of defining a lifecycle for a particular type of project (there's one for jar, a couple for wars and several more for other types of deployable artifacts).
Now that I somewhat understand maven's lifecycle, It seems natural to convert such poms to custom packaging types, leaving only a single parent with global config and pluginManagement. But it is currently impossible, since we are using mostly standard plugins (only occasional dedicated ones) to configure projects' lifecycles.
I did some digging around and put together a relatively straightforward change to maven-core: https://github.com/apache/maven/compare/master...atanasenko:mng-5805-lifecycle-mojo-config?w=1
It both introduces support for specifying configuration and dependencies for mojo executions:
as well as retains support for existing mapping syntax:
I will put together some its (as well as make sure that existing are running ok) and create a pull request for both. Also, there are a couple of changes that break API in org/apache/maven/lifecycle/Lifecycle.java and org/apache/maven/lifecycle/mapping/Lifecycle.java. How critical is it to mantain compatibility in those two?