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Nexus Maven Repository Manager 1.0.0-beta-3.1 and Source Released

The Nexus 1.0.0-beta-3.1 release brings several new features and enhancements to the already stable beta-2:

  • Maven 1 proxy capability with the ability to group Maven 1 repositories along with Maven 2 in the same group.
  • Connection and Validation error handling in the UI.
  • Checksum search to identify unknown jars.
  • Deployment security
  • Many bug fixes and other enhancements

See more details here.

The source for Nexus is also available in a public Subversion repository.

If you wish to build the source yourself, use the following profile definition in your settings.xml and be sure to activate it when building Nexus:

<profiles>
  <profile>
    <id>sonatype</id>
    <repositories>
      <repository>
        <id>forge</id>
        <url>http://repository.sonatype.org:8081/
nexus/content/groups/maven-eclipse</url>
          <snapshots>
            <enabled>true</enabled>
          </snapshots>
          <releases>
            <enabled>true</enabled>
          </releases>
      </repository>
    </repositories>
    <pluginRepositories>
      <pluginRepository>
        <id>forge</id>
        <url>http://repository.sonatype.org:8081/
nexus/content/groups/maven-eclipse</url>
        <snapshots>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
        </snapshots>
        <releases>
          <enabled>true</enabled>
        </releases>
      </pluginRepository>
    </pluginRepositories>
  </profile>
</profiles>
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Written by Brian Fox

Brian Fox is a software developer, innovator and entrepreneur. He is an active contributor within the open source development community, most prominently as a member of the Apache Software Foundation and former Chair of the Apache Maven project. As the CTO and co-founder of Sonatype, he is focused on building a platform for developers and DevOps professionals to build high-quality, secure applications with open source components.