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Sonatype Adds JBoss Community Projects to Central Repository

Published: September 07, 2011 08:30


Sonatype, the company that is transforming software development, today announced that it will add Red Hat’s popular JBoss Community project components to the Central Repository, the industry’s leading source for open source Java components used daily by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide.

JBoss Community projects serve as the foundation for JBoss Enterprise products by Red Hat, the leading provider of open source software. Several of these projects, including JGroups, Javaassist, Netty, Hibernate, HornetQ, RestEasy, jBPM and Drools, have been included in the Central Repository with more expected to be added in coming months. Developers can now easily locate and consume JBoss Community software components in a single, standard location.

Sonatype provided the JBoss Community with a standard repository infrastructure based on its commercial repository manager, Sonatype Pro™ for Nexus. Sonatype and its team of open source development experts worked closely with JBoss Community project teams to evaluate legacy repositories, clean-up metadata and coalesce disparate content into a single site. Sonatype is the caretaker of the Central Repository’s global infrastructure and provides a hosted version of its Sonatype Pro for Nexus software to more than 1,000 open source projects at no charge. 

“As an open source leader and innovator, we standardized on Apache Maven to provide a uniform build system for developing JBoss Community projects,” said Mark Little, Senior Director of Engineering, Middleware, at Red Hat. “Providing transparent, streamlined access to important project artifacts in the Central Repository further accelerates our development process and enables the JBoss Community to more rapidly provide its open source technologies to users.”

The Central Repository is accessed by developers nearly four billion times per year, making it one of the most visited websites on the web today. The addition of JBoss Community software components to the Central Repository comes on the heels of Oracle’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) migration of Java.net project artifacts to the Central Repository announced last month. The support for a centralized distribution point for open source components by two of the industry’s most respected and influential open source technology leaders reinforces the value the Central Repository brings to the developer community and significantly extends its reach. Since its creation in 2001, usage of the Central Repository by the open source community has grown exponentially, with more than 90 percent of all open source Java projects expected to be available in the Central Repository by the end of this year. 

“The Central Repository has become the primary exchange for open source components,” said Jason van Zyl, CTO and Founder of Sonatype. “With a standard repository infrastructure in place, JBoss Community users can get the components they need more easily and JBoss Community developers can reduce the risk and errors associated with disparate libraries – a win, win for everyone.”

Those who contribute to open source projects that are not part of the Central Repository ecosystem are encouraged to visit Sonatype at http://nexus.sonatype.org/oss-repository-hosting.html to learn more about how to include their projects in the Central Repository.

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