Sonatype is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Oracle to bring Java.net open-source projects to the Central Repository, the industry-leading source for open source Java components used by over 40,000 development organizations daily.
Java.net projects such as GlassFish and others are now included in the Central Repository, making it easier than ever for you to locate and download Java.net components without the workarounds or advanced configurations previously required. You’ll be able to leverage Java.net project assets to deliver applications faster, at a higher quality, and with less risk.
The Sonatype team worked closely with Oracle during the past year to evaluate existing Java.net legacy repositories, clean-up metadata and unite disparate content into a single site. Java.net project owners can now easily automate and control synchronization of their project artifacts to the Central Repository through a hosted version of Sonatype Pro™ for Nexus donated by Sonatype to the project.
Read more about this exciting move in our press release and this article in Dr. Dobbs.
Word keeps spreading about our Java.net Maven Rescue Misson taking place Friday March 5, 2010. And Maven users and non-Maven users alike are excited to take advantage of the offer. If you’re not sure whether to take up Sonatype on their offer to migrate your Maven Repository infrastructure over to our hosted Nexus OSS instance, this post offers some great insight.
Providing free maven repos I think has a lot of benefits and not just for maven users. For example, this should benefit all dependency management tools that are built on top of maven repos… Another benefit is being able to standardize on maven repositories, hopefully preventing users from searching where they can find your artifacts. I’ve wasted a lot of time in the past trying to find valid repositories where I could find artifacts for a project I was wanting to use.
To read the full post, click here.
Good news travels fast, and word about our Java.net Maven Repository Rescue Mission is getting a positive response.
I guess we can say the java.net repository is a little broken…But there is a good news! Sonatype is opening it’s Nexus OSS instance to all java.net projects.
This blog entry details a few examples of the headaches that the Java.net repository has caused. You can read the full blog entry here. As promised, on March 5th we will start servicing all requests to switch Java.net projects over from their Maven Repository infrastructure to our Nexus OSS Instance.
If you use Maven and deploy on java.net, I think that’s a good opportunity to save pain and improve your release cycle!