Apache Maven 1.x has reached its end of life, and is no longer supported. For more information, see the announcement. Users are encouraged to migrate to the current version of Apache Maven.

Welcome to Maven

Latest News
info Maven 1.1 released!
25th June 2007
info New plugin releases
23th May 2007
info Maven 1.1-RC1 released!
11th May 2007
info New plugin releases
8th May 2007
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Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information.

These pages are all about Maven 1.x. The latest version of Maven is the 2.0 tree, which is a complete rewrite of the original Maven application. For more information on Maven 2, see the main Maven site.

Note that no further development is planned for the Maven-1.0 branch, and Maven-1.1 is in maintenance mode, i.e. development is restricted to support and bug fixes.

Getting Started with Maven

Need Maven to build a project you have downloaded?
Read our Quick Start guide on how to get and use Maven for a project that is already set up for Maven.
Want to get Maven up and running on a new project?
Give it the Ten Minute Test! This will show you how to set up a simple project that uses Maven.
Want to adapt an existing project to use Maven?
Read our Adapting a Project guide for a guide on how to introduce Maven to an existing build.
Familiar with Ant, and want to see how Maven relates to it?
Read our Maven for Ant Users explanatory document.

Help and Feedback

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments about Maven or this website, please feel free to post them to the Maven users mailing list.

Release Information

The current stable release for maven 1.x is version 1.1, obtainable from the download page.
Obtain the latest code from Subversion. For more information, see Building from Source and compatibility information.
For documentation, Continuum regularly generates "maven site" for the head revisions and publishes them to the Continuum staging sites.