Tag Archives: central

Now Available: Central download statistics for OSS projects


December 15, 2010 By
Brian Fox

Maven Central contains over 260,000 artifacts and serves over 70 million downloads every week. It has become the principal resource for exchanging Java artifacts with demand doubling year over year. Getting artifacts into Central is the most effective way to get your software to developers since every build tool that can download Java libraries knows […]

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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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Benefits of a Repository Manager: Part V External Partners and Vendors


August 13, 2010 By
Tim O'Brien

In the previous posts in this series, we’ve talked about how a repository manger changes the development cycle. In this post, I’m going to talk about how a repository manager can be used as a way to interact with third parties. Specifically, I’m going to talk about vendors and partners.

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Benefits of a Repository Manager: Part II – Caching and Collaborating


August 5, 2010 By
Tim O'Brien

In the first part of this series, I gave you a glimpse at the big picture of repository management, and I listed some common anti-patterns present in systems that haven’t yet installed a repository manager. In this post, I’m going to focused on the benefits a repository manager has on the development cycle. How does […]

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Google's GWT 2.0.4 Available on Maven Central (via Nexus OSS)


July 19, 2010 By
hloney

Sonatype is happy to announce that Google Web Toolkit 2.0.4 jars are now available in the Maven Central repository.  The Google Web Toolkit blog explains this move in more detail: Better maven support has been frequently requested on the issue tracker and mailing list, and this is a first step in that direction. In the […]

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Nexus: Improving Maven Central and Supporting the Maven Ecosystem


January 13, 2010 By
Jason van Zyl

Nexus is more than just a repository manager.  It is a project that has been developed using the same underlying infrastructure of Maven, and it has forced us to think about the different ways in which the components that comprise Maven can be integrated with other, more complex systems.   It is a critical step toward […]

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Publishing Your Artifacts to the The Central Repository


June 19, 2009 By
Brian Fox

If your project’s artifacts are published to the Central Repository it is trivial for your users to add a dependency and start using your project’s library or framework, but if your project is hosted somewhere like Sourceforge and there is no repository manager or repository setup for synchronizing to the Central Repository, getting your artifacts […]

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What is a Repository Manager?


April 6, 2009 By
Tim O'Brien

Download “Introduction to Repository Management” as a PDF What is a Repository Manager? A proxy for remote repositories which caches artifacts saving both bandwidth and time required to retrieve a software artifact from a remote repository, and A host for internal artifacts providing an organization with a deployment target for software artifacts. In addition to […]

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What is an Artifact Repository?


April 3, 2009 By
Tim O'Brien

Download “Introduction to Repository Management” as a PDF Introduction While many developers have adopted Maven as a build tool, most have yet to understand the importance of maintaining a repository manager both to proxy remote repositories and to manage and distribute software artifacts. This document defines repository and repository management, providing context for developers interested […]

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New Feature in Nexus 1.3: Mirror Support


March 10, 2009 By
Brian Fox

There are many mirrors of the Central repository out there, but they are mostly under-utilized. I believe this occurs for two reasons: Users don’t know they exist – it’s not easy to find a good source for these URLs and locations. Users don’t have confidence in the mirrors – They don’t know how frequently they […]

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