Author Archives: Brian Fox

About Brian Fox

Vice President of Engineering, Sonatype Inc.

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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New official Maven Central repository in Europe


October 19, 2010 By
Brian Fox

Maven Central has become an increasingly important resource for the development community at large. We’ve put several efforts forward earlier this year to help improve the content quality and to reduce the time required to get artifacts into the repository. These have matured over time and are now automatically validating artifacts. These processes are documented […]

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Nexus 1.7.2 Now Available with Improved Search Interface


August 17, 2010 By
Brian Fox

The Nexus 1.7.2 release offers an improved search interface making it even easier to locate the libraries and artifacts you need in Nexus.  Sonatype has published a version of Nexus 1.7.2 on http://repository.sonatype.org which contains some dramatic improvements to the search interface.   Download the new Nexus Open Source or Nexus Professional release and start […]

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Multi-level Staging and Build Promotion with Nexus Pro 1.7


July 12, 2010 By
Brian Fox

With the 1.7.1 release Nexus Professional now supports multi-level staging and build promotion.   With our existing staging plugin, you can release build artifacts to a temporary staging repository to allow for testing and certification before making a final decision to release artifacts to a hosted repository.   With multi-level staging, you can add additional steps to […]

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JBoss Switches to Nexus Professional


April 20, 2010 By
Brian Fox

Over the weekend, the JBoss repository team put the final pieces in place to complete the switch to Nexus Pro. We’ve been working with them since early this year to perform analysis and tool support for the conversion. Their team performed very diligent testing of the entire system prior to the conversion. Kudos to Paul […]

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What's New in Nexus 1.6


April 19, 2010 By
Brian Fox

Sonatype is happy to announce the availability of Nexus 1.6. We’ve cut a new release for both Nexus Open Source and Nexus Professional. This post walks through the changes introduced to both Nexus Open Source and Nexus Professional.  Nexus Open Source now supports auto block/unblock for remote repositories which may become unavailable, and Nexus Professional adds […]

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