Maven 2.0 Alpha 2 Released

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:

* 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/

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