Maven 2.0.5 released

Now, time to work in 2.0.6 and 2.1 😉

The Apache Maven team would like to announce the release of Maven 2.0.5.

Maven 2.0.5 is available for download.

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 place.

The core release is independent of the plugins available. Further releases of plugins will be made separately. See Plugin List for more information.

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

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2.0.5 Release Notes

Changes in this release: Issue Tracker Release Notes

Changes that may affect existing builds

  • MNG-2794
    – Maven now behaves in a defined way when matching the nearest
    dependency when two exist at the same depth in the dependency graph, by
    matching the first encountered. Previously, it was undefined. This may
    result in some builds having a different dependency graph, which could
    cause failures if all compilation dependencies are not specified
    completely in the POM. While not currently enforced, projects should
    always list the dependencies it needs to compile, even if they are
    available transitively.
  • MNG-2228
    – The handling of build extensions has changed. This technique causes
    less pollution to the global classloader, allowing them to be used more
    widely for extensions to Maven’s core. This may affect builds that used
    them to expose extra classes to various plugins. While in most
    scenarios these builds will continue to work, in these situations the <dependencies> element of <plugin> should be used instead.

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