In case you haven't noticed, Apache have released their much-anticipated update to the outstanding project management and build tool, Maven.
Touting various massive changes, Maven 3 boasts some of the following (individually picked from the release notes!):
- Parallel builds - running builds on multiple threads on multiple cores. Exciting stuff, especially when you can expect speed improvements upwards of 20%!
- Remove support for profiles.xml
- Improved POM validation
- Custom lifecycles
- Dependency graph with image map to navigate modules easily
Amongst these impressive new features, there have been 22 bug fixes since the beta release, as well as a few additional wish-list items and nice-to-haves. You can see the full feature list for the 3.0.x release here.