First Beta Release of Maven 3.0
With this release, Maven no longer includes snapshot versions by default.
A beta of Maven 3.0 is now available to download.
a POM-based software project management and comprehension tool for
managing a project’s build.
With this release, Maven no longer includes snapshot versions
unless they’re explicitly matched by a range boundary and the
support for parallel builds. In addition, build lifecycles can
execute projects in parallel and custom lifecycles are now
supported. All reporting logic has been removed from the core of
Maven 3.0, in addition to a list of bug fixes. Maven 3 aims to
ensure backward compatibility with Maven 2. Please see the Release Notes for more information.