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From Adam Hardy <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Maven 2.0 Release Now Available
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2005 20:48:14 GMT
Fantastic work, Maven Team!

I think the flood of users onto this user group has already started, I 
have definitely noticed almost double the emails since beta-1 came out.

Vincent Massol on 19/10/05 23:47, wrote:
> Woohoo! This is a great achievement. Well done everyone!
> Now be ready for the mailing list flood that will arrive... ;-)
> This is now that the faqbot would be useful. A pity it's not ready yet. But
> fortunately we've got Jason's doc to help :-)
> -Vincent
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Brett Porter []
>>Sent: jeudi 20 octobre 2005 00:25
>>Subject: [ANN] Maven 2.0 Release Now Available
>>We are pleased to announce that Maven 2.0 has been released, and is
>>available for download from
>>Maven is a build system that provides software project management and
>>dependancy comprehension. Based on the concept of a project object model
>>(POM), Maven manages a project's build, reporting and documentation from
>>a central place.
>>Maven 2.0 is a rewrite of the popular Maven application, designed to
>>both address previous functional requirements and provide a stable
>>platform for extending and enhancing its build management framework.
>>This release is significantly faster and smaller than Maven 1.0 and
>>includes the following usability and performance improvements:
>>* Enhanced Dependency Management - includes dependency closures
>>   (transitive dependencies), version ranges, automatic build
>>   numbering, and automatic updating on a configurable interval
>>* Defined Build Lifecycle - developers can build any type of project
>>   using standard commands such as compile, test and install
>>* Unified Project Definition - manages all required build information in
>>   a single POM now, including project information, dependencies and
>>   plugin configuration
>>* Extended Plugin Architecture - supports Java and scripting languages
>>   such as Beanshell for plugin development
>>* Better Repository Support - includes separated snapshot repositories,
>>   a new more managable layout and per-project definitions of new
>>   repositories
>>* Expanded Reactor Operation - offers built-in support for multiple
>>   projects (without the need to perform a full install cycle to compile
>>   all projects) and support for project aggregation
>>* New Site Management Tools - supports multiple input and output
>>   formats, with input formats including wiki-like APT format and
>>   docbook, while continuing to support traditional Maven XDoc and FAQ
>>   format.
>>* New Reporting API - offers a standardised method for producing project
>>   information and reports
>>* And much more...
>>The Maven 2.0 release is considered stable and includes a Maven 1.0
>>complete feature set, with additional functionality. The most popular
>>Maven 1.0 plugins have been converted for Maven 2.0, and many more are
>>available in beta.
>>See for more
>>information on particular plugins.
>>Maven's advanced dependency management features rely on project
>>metadata. If you are interested in improving support for the users of
>>your project, see
>>The Maven team would like to express thanks to the user and developer
>>community for their beta testing, feedback and contributions that helped
>>make the release possible!
>>To get started with Maven now, see the getting started guide:
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