Author Archives: Brian Fox

About Brian Fox

Vice President of Engineering, Sonatype Inc.

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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Nexus 1.6 introduces Auto blocking unreachable remote repositories


April 29, 2010 By
Brian Fox

In Nexus 1.6, we reintroduced a useful little feature that had been available in early 1.0 betas: The ability to have Nexus auto block proxies that are unreachable. What’s improved in this version is the ability to control this feature and the fact that it will auto unblock the repo once it becomes reachable again. […]

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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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Now Available: m2eclipse 0.10.0


February 15, 2010 By
Brian Fox

This is the first production release of m2eclipse in more than a year, and it couldn’t come any sooner.  In this release, you’ll find that we’ve separated the update sites. There is now a core update site and an extras update site which contains optional components.  For more details about the installation, please read the […]

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Managing OSS Forges with Nexus


January 6, 2010 By
Brian Fox

In addition to managing and maintaining the Maven Central repository, I also serve as the administrator for two very large forge repositories: repository.apache.org and nexus.codehaus.org. This post is going to dive into the details of the best practices that I’ve developed to maintain these very large instances. I will focus on the configuration of Nexus […]

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