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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject Maven 2.0 Beta 1 Released
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2005 17:56:20 GMT
The Apache Maven team are proud to announce the beta release of Maven 2.0.

Download it from http://maven.apache.org/maven2/download.html

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 piece of information.

This release includes 206 bug fixes and enhancements [1] since the
previous release on 26 June.

Maven 2.0 is a rewrite of the popular Maven application to achieve a
number of goals, and to provide a stable basis to take it into the
future. This release also includes the dependency management Ant tasks,
that bring all of Maven's dependency management features to Ant.

The main new features in this release are:

* Further improved dependency management: full support for dependency ranges
* Reactor project aggregation support and summary
* File system discovery of POMs and artifacts to reduce build time and
use of local and remote repositories
* Repository metadata support
* System scope dependency support
* Eclipse compiler support, ability to fork compiler
* Ability to automatically bundle sources and javadoc with deployments
* Maven 1.x repository support
* Allow use of setters in mojos for field population
* Ability to separate snapshot repository
* Ability to set minimum Maven version requirement for projects and plugins
* Build extension support
* Bugfixes and enhancements

This release is considered stable with a feature set comparable to Maven
1.0. Further betas and the final are expected to be backwards
compatible, with a primary goal of bugfixes, usability improvements, and

A large number of plugins will be released in the coming week to match
the primary Maven 1.0 plugin set.
See the Maven Plugin Matrix [2] for more information.

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

* the web site: http://maven.apache.org/maven2/
* the maven-user mailing list: http://maven.apache.org/mail-lists.html

For news and information, see:

* Maven Blogs: http://www.mavenblogs.com/

[2] http://docs.codehaus.org/display/MAVEN/Maven+Plugin+Matrix

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