Maven: The Complete Reference

Chapter 2. Installing Maven

This chapter contains very detailed instructions for installing Maven on a number of different platforms. Instead of assuming a level of familiarity with installing software and setting environment variables, we’ve opted to be as thorough as possible to minimize any problems that might arise due to a partial installation. The only thing this chapter assumes is that you’ve already installed a suitable Java Development Kit (JDK). If you are just interested in installation, you can move on to the rest of the book after reading through Section 2.2, “Downloading Maven” and Section 2.3, “Installing Maven”. If you are interested in the details of your Maven installation, this entire chapter will give you an overview of what you’ve installed and the meaning of the Apache Software License, Version 2.0.