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Maven 1.1-beta-3 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of Maven 1.1-beta-3!

Download Maven 1.1-beta-3 and read the Installation Instructions.

Maven is a project management and project comprehension tool. Maven is based on the concept of a project object model: builds, documentation creation, site publication, and distribution publication are all controlled from the project object model. Maven also provides tools to create source metrics, change logs based directly on source repository, and source cross-references.

Compared to Maven 1.1 beta 2, this release focuses on the following objectives:

  • Upgrade to later releases of dependencies, in particular Jelly, Dom4j and Jaxen,
  • Re-introduction of Xerces into the core dependencies (it was removed in previous betas),
  • Upgraded versions of almost all the bundled plugins,
  • Documentation updates,
  • Bugfixes.

For a full list of changes, please see JIRA.

With just a few exceptions, Maven 1.1-beta-3 is backwards compatible with Maven 1.0. One notable issue is the fact that you cannot use xml entities in project.xml, see MAVEN-1755.

Please note : Maven 2.0.4 is the latest stable release of Maven and is recommended for all new projects, but is not compatible with Maven 1.x. The release of Maven 1.1 is to improve the performance and stability for those using Maven 1.0 for their builds.

We hope you enjoy using Maven! If you have any questions, please consult:

- The Apache Maven Team