Repository Management with Nexus - 2.12

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1.1. Introduction

Nexus Repository Manager and Nexus Repository Manager OSS manage software components required for development, deployment, and provisioning. If you develop software, the repository manager can help you share those components with other developers and end users. It greatly simplifies the maintenance of your own internal repositories and access to external repositories. With Nexus Repository Manager and Nexus Repository Manager OSS you can completely control access to, and deployment of, every component in your organization from a single location.

The repository manager is available in two editions:

  • Nexus Repository Manager OSS
  • Nexus Repository Manager

The basis of all versions is formed by Nexus Repository Manager OSS. It is licensed under the Eclipse Public License version 1.0 and can be used to get started with component and repository management. It provides a plugin infrastructure for all its features and supports numerous repository formats out of the box.

Nexus Repository Manager builds on top of the numerous features of Nexus Repository Manager OSS and adds component information integration, improvements for the release process, improved LDAP integration and other features typically required by enterprises and advanced users.

Integration of Nexus Repository Manager with the Nexus IQ Server makes your component management policies and rules configurable and actionable and provides further automation and integration with numerous tools to advanced users.

Upgrades from Nexus Repository Manager OSS can be easily performed. This makes Nexus Repository Manager OSS an easy, yet powerful solution to get started with component and repository management. Nexus Repository Manager adds further features as well as full support by Sonatype.

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Check out Chapter 2, Concepts for more background on repository management in your software development life cycle.