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From "Sean Gilligan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MNG-5749) Support installation of Maven via GVM (Groovy Versions Manager)
Date Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:45:10 GMT


Sean Gilligan commented on MNG-5749:

I'm spread pretty thin already on my side-projects and I'm not very knowledgeable about Maven
or GVM beyond the user levels. I'd be *very* happy to beta test something, but I'm not going
to be able to contribute it.

I really like GVM and it installs almost all the command-line JVM tools I need (I'm Groovy-focused,
but still do Java, of course) The biggest thing missing from it in my opinion is Maven. Unfortunately,
the GVM maintainer doesn't see Maven as a "Groovy" tool -- so I don't see that happening.

Conversely, installing and keeping Maven up-to-date is more difficult than it should be and
GVM (or something much like GVM would be a big improvement). I don't like using Brew for Java
tools, but it seems like the best option for Mac OS, but I can't use it on the server.

Anyway, I'm just making a suggestion that I think would help everyone in the ecosystem.

> Support installation of Maven via GVM (Groovy Versions Manager)
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-5749
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Deployment
>    Affects Versions: 3.2.5
>         Environment: Mac OS & *NIX
>            Reporter: Sean Gilligan
> Installing and managing Maven versions could be made much easier with GVM. GVM works
great for managing Groovy, Grails, and Gradle versions. As far as I know there is no technical
reason it couldn't install and manage Maven as well.
> The GVM developers have no plans to add support for 'maven', but they may accept a contribution.
In the meantime I'm using Homebrew on Mac OS X, but GVM would be much nicer.

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