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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject [ann] Maven 2.0 Beta 2 Released
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2005 23:32:48 GMT
The Apache Maven team are proud to announce the second 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

This release includes a number of bug fixes [1] since the previous
release on 16 September.

Maven 2.0 is a rewrite of the popular Maven application to achieve a
number of new goals, and to provide a stable basis to take it into the

The main improvements in this release are:

    * Bug fixes in the reporting API to allow the clover plugin to work
      in more scenarios
    * Bug fixes in the artifact collector for version ranges
    * Improvements to offline mode

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

The current roadmap is to make weekly beta releases to encourage faster
turnaround for issues found by the community.

This core release is independent of the plugins available. Further
releases of plugins will be made separately. See Maven Plugin Matrix
for more information.

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

    * the web site:
    * the maven-user mailing list:

For news and information, see:

    * Maven Blogs:

[1] http://tinyurl.com/a8xu6
[2] http://docs.codehaus.org/display/MAVEN/Maven+Plugin+Matrix

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