Author Archives: Brian Fox

About Brian Fox

Vice President of Engineering, Sonatype Inc.

Publishing Your Artifacts to the Central Repository


October 12, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype makes it easy to add your projects to the Central Repository with a free, public hosting service called OSSRH. We first blogged about this back in 2009, but given the growth in the community, we thought some of you may not have seen that post, so we decided to update it.

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The Central Repository Is Getting Faster! Are you ready for the new IPs?


July 27, 2011 By
Brian Fox

We’ve made several improvements to the Central Repository (Maven Central) to support the incredible growth in both the number of components and the number of developers using it. If you use specific IPs to allow access to Central, you’ll need to update your firewall as described below. Since 2007, Central has been hosted at Contegix […]

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The best Maven how-tos from the Sonatype blog


July 15, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype is going through the archives and digging up articles that we think would be useful to developers using our tools. If you use Maven, keep reading the post below from Sonatype Vice President of Engineering Brian Fox on Maven best practices and how-tos. — We have a handful of Maven best practice and how-tos […]

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Maven Central Failover Mechanism Improves: Temporary IP change on Monday


May 9, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Spoiler Alert! This post contains information about a change to Maven Central’s IP addresses. If your network has firewall rules in place that need specific IPs, be sure to read this post. We’re working hard and investing continued effort into making sure that Central is as available as possible. As Maven Central supports a world […]

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Nexus 1.9 – Performance, Compatibility, and Dependency Browsing


April 14, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype has released the latest version of our industry leading repository manager – Nexus 1.9.1 This post outlines some of the new features available in all 1.9 releases of both Nexus Professional and Nexus Open Source. This release has a lot of important, under-the-hood changes – including a number of changes to the core infrastructure of […]

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Enhancements to Maven Central


March 17, 2011 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype is committed to ensuring that Maven Central is a reliable resource for the community. We are continuing to invest in enhancements that improve system availability, including the conversion to virtual systems and adding redundancy to Central’s Internet connection.  These new improvements follow the deployment of the new official Maven Central repositories in the UK […]

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