Step-by-step instructions for getting Maven up and running to support your development.
Use other versions at your peril.
Note: Mac OS X comes pre-installed with a copy of Maven 2.2.1; be sure to double-check your version from the command line after following the steps below, or things will break.
Explode the zip on your system to /usr/local
Extract the downloaded Maven zip file to the root of the C: drive, this will create a maven-2.2.1 folder.
Add a M2_HOME environment variable to your ~/.bash_profile and point it to your download, e.g.:
Add the $M2_HOME/bin directory to your path, before /usr/bin.
Adjust the System Path Variable, appending a semi-colon and the location of the maven\bin directory as shown in this example as C:\maven-2.2.1\bin
Add a M2_HOME environment variable as well. If you want to get fancy, you can define that first and substitute %M2_HOME%\bin in the System Path variable.
notch:~ gw$ mvn --version
Maven version: 2.2.1
Java version: 1.5.0_13
Open a new command window (the changes to the Path variable will not take effect in command windows opened previously) just as you had done to verify the correct operation of the Java Development Kit in the previous step. At the command prompt type:
You should see the response as indicated:
Create a file called settings.xml in your OS user home directory as follows:
%APPDATA%\..\.m2 (running mvn clean will create this for you in your Documents and Settings folder, or read this article for Windows installation tips)
Copy the contents of our settings.xml - For Licensed Customers and Partners to the file and save it.
Customize the properties to suit your environment. Look for:
<properties> <!-- Defines Tomcat home directory for Cargo --> <tomcat.home><![CDATA[/usr/local/apache-tomcat-6.0.14\]\]\></tomcat.home> <tomcat6.home><![CDATA[/usr/local/apache-tomcat-6.0.14\]\]\></tomcat6.home> <!-- Specifies whether Cargo should stay alive after running integration tests --> <cargo.wait>false</cargo.wait> <!-- Overrides the value for the <setup> tag in jive_startup.xml --> <jive.setup>true</jive.setup> <!-- Your SVN credentials> <svn.username>yourname</svn.username> <svn.password>yourpass</svn.password> </properties>
Properties defined in the settings.xml file are global and will apply to all Maven projects. Properties that may vary from project to project, such as <jiveHome> should not be defined here.
This enables manual license reporting. You can get the jar files from this site.