Maven: The Complete Reference

2.2. Downloading Maven

You can download Maven from the Apache Maven project website at http://maven.apache.org/download.html.

When downloading Maven, you can download the latest available version of Maven 2 or the latest available version of Maven 3. The latest version of Maven 2 when this book was written was Maven 3.0.3, and the latest version of Maven 3 was 3.0.3. If you are not familiar with the Apache Software License, you should familiarize yourself with the terms of the license before you start using the product. More information on the Apache Software License can be found in Section 2.8, “About the Apache Software License”.

2.2.1. Downloading Maven 2

To download Maven 2, go to http://maven.apache.org/download.html and select the appropriate archive format for your platform. shows the section of the download page that contains links to the Apache Maven 3.0.3 archives.

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Figure 2.1. Downloading Maven 2 from the Apache Maven web site


2.2.2. Downloading Maven 3

To download Maven 3, go to http://maven.apache.org/download.html and select the appropriate archive format for your platform. shows the section of the download page that contains links to the Apache Maven 3.0.3 archives.

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Figure 2.2. Downloading Maven 3 from the Apache Maven web site