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RE: Archiva vs. Nexus

Robert Scholte

2011-07-19

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http://www.sonatype.com/people/2011/06/nexus-tips-and-tricks-backup-nexus/ -Robert > Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:55:38 -0700
> From: eric.kolotyluk@(protected)
> To: users@(protected)
> Subject: Re: Archiva vs. Nexus
>
> Is it easy to move a Nexus repository from one system to the next? I was
> thinking of using my personal workstation to host Nexus, because it is
> more powerful than any server we have, and I don't want to have to go
> find a server with spare cycles.
>
> Would it make more sense for me to create a VMWare virtual machine
> called 'nexus' and run it there? That way if I want to move the
> repository to another machine I can move the VM. Does anyone have any
> preconfigured VMs with Nexus already installed?
>
> If I am running in a VM, would it make more sense to run it with Linux
> so I don't have to pay for another Windows License?
>
> Cheers, Eric
>
> On 2011-07-19 6:44 AM, Ron Wheeler wrote:
> > On 19/07/2011 9:17 AM, Eric Kolotyluk wrote:
> >> I must say, I don't know either technology that well, but after
> >> looking around Nexus seems to have the more favorable reviews. I'll
> >> probably try Nexus first given I am already using m2e and Sonatype
> >> seem to document things well.
> > I am really happy with Nexus but have not tried Archiva.
> > Follow the installation procedure carefully as it has some bits about
> > directories that are not intuitive.
> > If you pay attention to the instructions, you will not have any problems.
> > The user interface is very simple and easy to understand.
> > The support is very good in the Nexus forum and to a certain extent
> > here as well.
> > Documentation is clear and abundant.
> >
> > Good Luck.
> > Ron
> >
> >>
> >> Thanks for that clarity everyone.
> >>
> >> Cheers, Eric
> >>
> >> On 2011-07-19 4:11 AM, Jesse Farinacci wrote:
> >>> It works fine just as long as your minimal configuration doesn't
> >>> include Java 6. There's a bug[1] hanging out there for almost a year
> >>> now which prevents Archiva from being useful for me and a lot of
> >>> others.
> >>>
> >>> That being the case, Nexus all the way.
> >>>
> >>> [1] http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MRM-1412
> >>>
> >>> -Jesse
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 12:10 AM, Rajesh Koilpillai
> >>> <rajesh.koilpillai@(protected):
> >>>> They are competing and Apache Archiva works just fine with minimal
> >>>> configuration.
> >>>
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