If you are looking for the easiest way to search for artifacts in the Central Maven Repository, go to http://repository.sonatype.org. Sonatype maintains a publi instance of Nexus that can be used to search for artifacts by GAV (groupId, artifactId, version) coordinates, Class Name, or Checksum. Here’s a brief demonstration of the search capabilities on http://repository.sonatype.org. [...]
A common question from Apache Maven users is “How do I search the central repository?” or “How do I find out what groupId or artifactId I should use for a specific dependency?” Use Sonatype’s Nexus installation at http://repository.sonatype.org to search multiple repositories at once. Sonatype has an instance of Nexus serving as a mirror of [...]
One of the users on the m2eclipse user list has some great feedback about a presentation he did at the Stockholm JUG on the best of breed Maven tooling which includes Nexus and m2eclipse. Apparently people are impressed with the Maven support inside m2eclipse which is good to here given the considerable amount of effort [...]
Maven 3.0 uses a new standalone component that handles inheritance and interpolation of a model in any format. The model needn’t even be XML based. If you can translate your model into a list of property-value pairs, you can use this framework for inheritance. ModelProperties are the building blocks and consist of a URI and [...]
There’s are lots of people who already know that Mark de Visser is the new CEO of Sonatype, but Zack wrote a nice bit about it today in his InfoWorld blog: http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2008/11/marketing_maven.html I am really excited to be working with Mark. More good news to come!