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Sonatype Adds Java.net Projects to Central Repository

Published: August 18, 2011 09:00


The “Central Repository” will now include Java.net open-source projects as Sonatype enters into a relationship with Oracle ( News - Alert). An announcement in this regard has been made by the company instrumental for transformation of software development, Sonatype. The “Central Repository” is the top source for open-source Java components in the industry. Over 40,000 development organizations across the globe use this repository daily.

A hosted version of Sonatype Pro for Nexus was donated by Sonatype to facilitate the migration to the Central Repository. Synchronization of Java.net project artifacts to the Central Repository can now be easily automated and controlled by Java.net project owners. The appropriate artifacts from Java.net project can therefore be located and downloaded by other developers via Apache Maven. Java.net project assets can be more easily leveraged by any Maven project. Higher quality applications can therefore be delivered faster and with less risk. The Central Repository now includes Java.net projects like GlassFish etc.

In a release, Jason van Zyl, who is the CTO and founder of Sonatype said, "Before the migration work done by Sonatype and Oracle, developers would often have to create workarounds and advanced configurations to consume important Java components housed at Java.net. Developers now have access to Java.net components directly from the Central Repository, requiring no debugging or additional configurations."

Jason added that faster builds will be now possible for enterprise development teams. They will experience improved control of software component usage apart from facing fewer integration problems.

Amit Zavery, who is the vice president of product management at Oracle said, "Java.net is the premier source for Java technology collaboration with more than 600,000 members and 2,000 projects in development. With an industry-standard infrastructure now in place, Sonatype and Oracle have made it easier for existing and future Java.net projects to leverage the collective knowledge and work of the community to create better software faster."

The coverage of the Central Repository will be significantly extended with the addition of Java.net software components. The Central Repository is accessed by popular software development infrastructure products like NetBeans, Oracle JDeveloper, Eclipse, Apache Maven, Apache Ant, Gradle and Nexus for Java components. The Central Repository was created in 2001.

Further information on Sonatype is available at the company’s website, www.sonatype.com.

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