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From Jason van Zyl <jvan...@apache.org>
Subject [ANN] Maven b3 released!
Date Thu, 11 Apr 2002 13:30:12 GMT
The Maven team is pleased to announce the Beta 3 release!


Maven is a Java project management and project comprehension tool. Maven
based on the concept of a project object model (POM) in that all the
artifacts produced by Maven are a result of consulting a well defined
for your project. Builds, documentation, source metrics, and source
cross-references are all controlled by your POM. 

Maven has many goals, but in a nutshell Maven aims to make the
life easier by providing a well defined project structure, well defined
development processes to follow, and a coherent body of documentation
keeps your developers and clients apprised of what's happening with your
project. Maven alleviates a lot of what most developers consider
and lets them get on with the task at hand. This is essential in OSS
projects where there aren't many people dedicated to the task of
and propagating the critical information about your project which is
necessary in order to attract potential new developers and clients.

Changes in this version include:

o Integration of Checkstyle

o Maven installation update mechanism that allows you to easily
  update your Maven installation.

o POM update mechanism that will move your Maven projects forward easily
  as Maven improves. The updater will transform your project descriptor,
  properties files and the project structure itself if required.

o Testing has been simplified and made safer.

o An XML Schema and validation mechanism have been added.

o Documentation changes include fully documented Maven properties, the
  start of an FAQ, and several modifications to help unify the
  documentation so its more coherent for new users.

Jason van Zyl


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