Java News from Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Apache Software Foundation has released of Maven 1.1, an open source build tool for Java that's more declarative and less procedural than Ant. All 1.x users should upgrade to this release.

Maven 2.0.7 is the latest stable release of Maven and is recommended for all new projects, but it is not compatible with Maven 1.x. 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.

Maven 1.1 is meant to improve the performance and stability for those using Maven 1.0 for their builds. Compared to Maven 1.0.2, this release features several enhancements:

The Apache Software Foundation has also released of Maven 2.0.7. This a bug fix release for the 2.x branch.