Java News from Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Apache Software Foundation has released of Maven 2.0.1, an open source build tool for Java that's more declarative and less procedural than Ant. 2.0.1 is primarily a maintenance release. There've been a lot of problems reported with Maven 2 so far, including one apparently affecting XOM and Jaxen I don't yet fully understand. I'd stay with Maven 1.0 for now until all the kinks get worked out.