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From Benjamin Bentmann <>
Subject [ANN] Apache Maven 3.0-alpha-6 Released
Date Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:13:02 GMT
The Maven team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Maven 

Maven is a project comprehension and build tool, designed to simplify
the process of maintaining a healthy development lifecycle for your
project. You can read more here:

Downloads of source and binary distributions are listed in our download 

A major goal of Maven 3.0 is to be compatible with existing plugins and 
projects designed for Maven 2.x. Users interested in testing this alpha 
release should have a glance at the compatibility notes for known 
differences between Maven 3.0 and Maven 2.x:

If you encounter unexpected problems while using Maven 3.0-alpha-6, 
please feel free to contact us via the Maven developer list:

Release Notes - Maven 2 - Version 3.0-alpha-6

** Bug
     * [MNG-2110] - ArtifactRepositoryLayout isn't extensible
     * [MNG-3266] - maven-model RepositoryBase overrides equals() but 
not hashCode()
     * [MNG-3610] - Endless loop with relocation jtds:jtds
     * [MNG-4200] - Build fails on system without svn client
     * [MNG-4379] - Properties defined in parent POM and used in 
systemPath element cause POM validation warnings and dependencies 
ignoration - compilation error
     * [MNG-4465] - [regression] can't run mvn help:effective-settings 
when offline
     * [MNG-4466] - Plugin Metaversion Compatibility
     * [MNG-4469] - [regression] deploy:deploy-file fails with secured 
     * [MNG-4470] - [regression] Proxies are ignored during artifact 
     * [MNG-4472] - [regression] Circular self-referential POM causes 
network access
     * [MNG-4474] - [regression] Wagon manager does not respect 
instantiation strategy of wagons
     * [MNG-4475] - Transitive Dependency Resolution silently fails if 
parent pom cannot be retrieved from repository
     * [MNG-4482] - [regression] command line option "-update-snapshots" 
does not work for plugins/extensions
     * [MNG-4488] - [regression] Parent POMs resolved from repository 
are validated in strict mode
     * [MNG-4489] - [regression] Mirror/proxy/auth does not apply to 
repositories discovered in POMs of build extensions
     * [MNG-4495] - mvnUpdate attempts to use a non-existent .cd directory
     * [MNG-4500] - [regression] Maven checks for updates of timestamped 
     * [MNG-4509] -  MAVEN_DEBUG_OPTS in mvnDebug.bat is set at the 
wrong place
     * [MNG-4510] - NoSuchMethodError when using Maven 3
     * [MNG-4511] - API incompatibility in MavenProjectBuilder (Maven-3)
     * [MNG-4512] - [regression] Profile activation based on JDK version 
range fails if current version is close to range boundary
     * [MNG-4518] - Profile activation based on JRE version misbehaves 
if java.version has build number

** Improvement
     * [MNG-2546] - Allow plugin executions in the "super-init" phase 
before reactor sorting of modules build order
     * [MNG-3648] - Maven is too verbose in its output, obscuring actual 
     * [MNG-4492] - Integration test MNG1830 fails with GIT based forks
     * [MNG-4494] - Custom repository layout should be able to 
participate in repository instance creation
     * [MNG-4498] - Don't fail dependency resolution if one remote 
repo's metadata is broken

** Task
     * [MNG-1086] - Use the embedder in Maven's integration tests
     * [MNG-3902] - Remove visibility 


-The Maven team

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