Author Archives: Jason van Zyl

Maven 3.x: Paving the desire lines — Part One


November 5, 2009 By
Jason van Zyl

Maven 3.0 With Maven 3.x we have made our best attempt to listen to users, find out what they need and want, and make reasonable preparations and plans to fix the problems, implement useful features, and create the integration points for working properly with third-party systems like Nexus and Hudson. While there have been many […]

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Maven & Howard: How to execute the perfect OSS drive-by shooting


November 2, 2009 By
Jason van Zyl

This post is a response to a post on Ship’s blog from Friday. Dependency management is not conflated with builds in the framework as a whole, it is an essential part of a build sytem. While you intended to speak about subtracting dependency management from the build, you end up reinventing the wheel simply because […]

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Incrementally improving a Maven build while leaving the existing build intact


By
Jason van Zyl

Today started out with completing the first version of the [Sonatype AppEngine Toolkit][sgt], deciding I wanted to push this code into [GIT][git] instead of [Subversion][svn] and then things just snowballed. I wanted to try and use [JGIT][jgit] and the server code they have to host a repository that way instead of using the native version […]

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Nexus Pro: Support for Eclipse P2 Repositories


April 14, 2009 By
Jason van Zyl

At Sonatype we’re starting to release some of the P2 related support we’re developing. The release of Nexus 1.3.2 has the basis for all our future P2 work. We see [Nexus Pro][nxcm] helping OSGi users to provision their systems whether that be a developer desktops or server side instances. We will be making provisions (pun […]

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