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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Media Alert: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Maven Version 3.0
Date Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:28:31 GMT

Who: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF): all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators
of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives.

What: In development for nearly 10 years, and an ASF Top-Level Project since 2003, Apache
Maven is the build system of choice for millions of developers and thousands of organizations
world-wide.

Why: Maven 3 represents the culmination of nearly two years of work re-architecting the internals
of the system based on experience gained over the last five years with Maven 2.x. Maven 3
is faster, more reliable, and more extensible, with users already reporting 10-40% improvements
in build time over Maven 2.

"A key priority for our users was backward compatibility," said Brian Fox, Vice President
of Apache Maven. "We've invested a significant amount of time and effort to ensure a smooth
transition while maintaining backward compatibility with Maven 2 builds and plugins."

Highlights of the release include:

    * Parallel build capability
    * Conversion of IoC system from Plexus to Guice, including a Plexus compatibility layer
    * Rewritten dependency resolution logic, designed to be extensible and embedded in other
applications
    * Improved POM validation during the build to warn users of potential problems
    * Improved error handling and messages
    * Decoupled reporting engine from the core
    * New inheritance and interpolation code designed to be extensible and allow composition
of POMs in future releases
    * More robust handling of local repository data
    * True plugin classpath isolation
    * Massively improved regression test suite for Maven core and plugins

Further details are available at http://maven.apache.org/docs/3.0/release-notes.html

When: Apache Maven 3 was released on 8 October 2010 In addition, Apache Maven training will
be held on 1 November at ApacheCon in Atlanta, Georgia.

Where: Apache Maven 3 is released under the Apache License v2.0, and available for download
at http://maven.apache.org/ For details on Maven training visit http://apachecon.com 

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