Maven 2 2.0.4 review

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Maven project is a software project management and comprehension tool

License: The Apache License 2.0
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Developer: Apache Software Foundation
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Maven project 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.

Maven 2.0 is a rewrite of the popular Maven application to achieve a number of goals, and to provide a stable basis to take it into the future. It is currently available for beta testing.

Here are some key features of "Maven 2":
Simple project setup that follows best practices - get a new project or module started in seconds
Consistent usage across all projects means no ramp up time for new developers coming onto a project
Superior dependency management including automatic updating, dependency closures (also known as transitive dependencies)
Able to easily work with multiple projects at a time
A large and growing repository of libraries and metadata to use out of the box, and arrangements in place with the largest Open Source projects for real-time availability of their latest releases
Extensible, with the ability to easily write plugins in Java or other scripting languages
Instant access to new features with little or no extra configuration
Ant tasks for dependency management and deployment outside of Maven

JDK 1.4 or above (this is to execute Maven - it still allows you to build against 1.3 and prior JDK's)
Memory: No minimum requirement
Disk: No minimum requirement. Approximately 100MB will be used for your local repository, however this will vary depending on usage and can be removed and redownloaded at any time.

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