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.
Maven is 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.