Apache Maven 2.0 Alpha 3 Released

The next alpha release of maven 2 is now ready. I’ve tried it

very good impressions, things are going the right way. The main

is the wrong and missing information (POMs) about the jars in the

repository, but it’s getting better, and will improve faster as soon

more people use it.

In the other hand I’m using maven 1.1 beta 1 and the only
problem I’ve found was MAVEN-1625

when trying to install a plugin in the repository. Seems that the

memory usage was greatly improved and some odd problems with jelly are


The Apache Maven team are proud to announce the third alpha
release of Maven 2.0.

Download it from http://maven.apache.org/maven2/download.html

Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on
the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project’s
build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of

This release includes 83 bug fixes and enhancements since the previous
release on 13 May.

Maven 2.0 is a rewrite of the popular Maven application to achieve a
number of goals, and to provide a stable basis to take it into the future. While
it can be considered quite stable, and future versions are now expected to retain
a high amount of backwards compatibility, this is still a technology preview,
and not yet complete or considered ready for a production

The main new features in this release are:

   * Improved dependency
   * Build profiles for
environment specific settings and dependencies
 * Finalised build lifecycle
Proper handling of derived dependency type such as sources, javadocs
and ejb clients
   * Beanshell plugin
   * Improved reporting support,
including internationalisation.
Improvements to the Ant tasks
   * Better
plugin management, with the ability to select specific versions for
   * Various plugin

This release is very near to being feature complete, and the next
release will be a feature complete beta-1.

We hope you enjoy using Maven! If you have any questions, please

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Gwaltney”,”Will”,”Will.Gwaltney@sas.com”,”Maven”,”5:51 am (0 minutes
ago)”,[“Maven Users List “]



,[“Maven Users List “]

,”Jun 24, 2005 5:51 AM”,”RE: Apache Maven 2.0 Alpha 3 Released”,””,[]

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