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From Niranjan Rao <>
Subject Re: Setting up internal repository
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 04:15:10 GMT

Thanks for the quick reply.

When I said "shared server", I meant that we want to have multiple
applications on the same server - repository application will be one of
them. I don't know what we will be putting on this server, yet, but one
thing is for sure, it has to multi task. Based on what you said, it
seems to be possible.

Other information was very helpful.

thanks for the help,


On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 13:16 +0930, Barrie Treloar wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Niranjan Rao <> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I have been researching options for setting up internal maven repository
> > - free software. Based on my research it seems like nexus is most
> > recommended choice.
> >
> > Wondering if people here have any opinions/suggestions.
> Nexus "Open Source" works (
> Archiva works (
> Both are open source projects.
> You'd have to check out the features sets to compare, but I suspect if
> you picked either you wouldn't have a problem.
> > Ours is a small setup with less than 20 developers. Ideally we would
> > like to share servers for multiple tasks and would prefer if we can put
> > behind apache.
> These tend to be standalone instances, its not something you need to
> put behind apache.
> Why do you want to "share servers"?
> One repository manager instance is plenty.
> Once the repo manager has downloaded the artifact it doesn't do much
> but serve it out again, once each developer has a local copy the repo
> manager doesn't do anything but idle.
> > We have limited/slow network bandwidth and is one of the important
> > reasons for setting up the repository.
> This is a good reason, speed of downloading is better since its all
> local network traffic.
> > Other reasons such as using same
> > versions of dependencies etc are of course valid reasons.
> You dont get this from a repo manager.
> You get this from maven and locking down versions in your poms and
> using enforcer and enable the convergence rule
> If you want to have a repo manager that contains only "sanctioned"
> artifacts I think you are need to buy Nexus Pro.
> I dont know if Archiva has this feature.
> Or you need to manually work this process somehow.
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