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The Definitive Guide Edition 0.7.1 Released
by Tim OBrien on September 06, 2009

Tags: Nexus Repo Reel, Everything Open Source, Maven, Book

This release of the Definitive Guide updates the Flexmojos chapter to version 3.3.0, fixes more bugs and typos, and moves the book PDF to a more standard book size. You can see for yourself by:

Maven: The Definitive Guide

For those of you following the book's open source project, here are the release notes from the Definitive Guide's JIRA project:


  • [MVNDEF-141] - Add Documentation for the new baseUri and baseUrl properties
  • [MVNDEF-260] - Point People at the Sonatype flexmojos Repository
  • [MVNDEF-262] - Ensure that all Plugin Parameters are Consistent with FlexMojos 3.3.0 (look at source diff)
  • [MVNDEF-263] - Make sure that we're not pointing people at the wrong repository (see Velo's email)
  • [MVNDEF-264] - Update Figure 2 in Flex Chapter to Reference the Proper FlexMojos repository
  • [MVNDEF-265] - Update Figure 3 in Flex Chapter to Reference the Proper FlexMojos repository
  • [MVNDEF-268] - Update Version numbers for Maven to 2.2.1


  • [MVNDEF-26] - Verify Permissions for Definitive Guide Example Source Code
  • [MVNDEF-30] - Verify Fix in Current Version: p108 bullet 2 versus bullet 4
  • [MVNDEF-32] - Fix Error in Example 4.20: Problem in Goal Execution Configuration
  • [MVNDEF-33] - Fix Inconsistent Zip Codes in Ch4 Example
  • [MVNDEF-42] - Fix Character Style Typo in Chapter 12: Wrong Text Formatted as XML Element
  • [MVNDEF-43] - Investigate/Fix Maven Build Error in Chapter 7 Example
  • [MVNDEF-72] - Ensure that Downloaded Examples Build without Access to the Sonatype Nexus Repository
  • [MVNDEF-130] - Add Clarifying Note to Chapter 7: Build Parent First
  • [MVNDEF-248] - Spacing Issue, Text leaks beyond page boundaries on page xii


  • [MVNDEF-41] - Introduction Should Use archetype:generate, not archetype:create (It's friendlier for new users)
  • [MVNDEF-254] - Embed Fonts in Maven Definitive Guide
  • [MVNDEF-258] - Upgrade Maven Def Guide to Flex Mojos 3.3.0


  • [MVNDEF-252] - Resize Book to Royal Quarto (7.444" x 9.681")
  • [MVNDEF-253] - Reset margins for Book PDF, Change PDF to Double-sided (alternating inner/outer margins)
  • [MVNDEF-255] - Remove all Width Declarations for Print imagedata elements
  • [MVNDEF-256] - Automate the Generation of Screenshot Figures (both Print and PDF)

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