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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: Installation Maven - Variable in the Systems Variables
Date Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:08:05 GMT
Nayana ABREU wrote:

> In relation to the installation of Maven on Windows, when I add the
> Variable in the Systems Variables.... I saw some examples in which users
> type M2_HOME for the variable name, is it a problem if I typed
> *MAVEN_HOME*for variable name? In summary, I want to know if the name
> for variable name
> is an arbitrary thing or if it has an exactly defined name.
> Thanks,

MAVEN_HOME was for Maven 1.

Actually I don't set M2_HOME at all, because it is setup internally in the 
Maven start scripts. That way I can easily switch between different Maven 
2/3 versions just by calling the appropriate start script.

- Jörg

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