The Apache Maven team are proud to announce the second alpha 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 76 bug fixes and enhancements since the first release on 8 April.
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. While it can be considered quite stable, and future versions are now expected to retain a high amount of backwards compatibility, this is still a technology preview, and not yet complete or considered ready for a production environment.
The main new features in this release are:
* Basic site generation
* Improved error handling
* Automatic plugin updates
* Published Mojo and Plugin API
* Inclusion of Ant tasks for Maven 2.0
This release is expected to be much more architecturally stable, making early adoption a possiblity. At this point, there are still only the core plugins available.
We hope you enjoy using Maven! If you have any questions, please consult:
For news and information, see:
* Maven Blogs: http://www.mavenblogs.com/