Maven 3 Final Still Scheduled for Oct 1st
Test Drive Maven 3 with RC1!
Maven 3.0 RC1 is out now, and is available for testing!
The source code and binary bundles can be downloaded now, and Sonatype are requesting all bugs are reported. This is a staged release, and re-staging will occur while serious regressions are being discovered. The final RC1 will be released once all serious issues are judged to have been reported and overcome.
And there's more good news for Maven fans: according to the RC1 announcement, Sonatype are still intending to release Maven 3.0 final on October 1st, 2010!