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What's New in Nexus Open Source 1.7.0?

Sonatype is happy to announce the availability of Nexus 1.7. We've cut a new release for both Nexus Open Source and Nexus Professional. This post walks through the changes introduced to Nexus Open Source.

New Features in Nexus Open Source

With this release, Nexus Open Source gains the following features:

  • Improved, Drill Down Artifact Search Interface
  • Repository Groups can contain both Repositories and other Repository Groups

Improved, Drill Down Artifact Search Inteface

When you search for artifacts in Nexus 1.7 you will be presented with a drill down search interface. We made this change to make it easier to search for artifacts, which might return hundreds of results. Using the drill down search inteface, you can quickly navigate to just the artifacts you are interested in.


We have changed the local format of the lucene indexes, it is required that users reindex all repositories in their Nexus server to start benefitting from the changes (and for search to work properly).

Groups of Groups

Repository Groups can now contain other Repository Groups. This change has already come in handy for developers who want to create variations of the standard public repository group. If you have a series of repository groups which are all similar, you can capture these similarities in another group.

Sonatype is continually making efforts to improve Nexus and make investments in the open source community. Stay tuned for new features in Nexus Professional.

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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.