Release Notes for Archiva 2.1.0

The Apache Archiva team would like to announce the release of Archiva 2.1.0. Archiva is available for download from the web site.

Archiva is an application for managing one or more remote repositories, including administration, artifact handling, browsing and searching.

If you have any questions, please consult:

New in Archiva 2.1.0

Apache Archiva 2.1.0 is a bugs fix release:

  • NOTE: jdk 1.7 is now prerequisite with Apache Archiva 1.7

Compatibility Changes

  • If upgrading from earlier versions of Archiva, the list of libraries in wrapper.conf has changed. If you have customized your copy of wrapper.conf, please update it for compatibility with the version distributed with the current release.
  • As the database storage has been removed, you can remove the JNDI entry for jdbc/archiva. After upgrading from a previous version, you will have to run a full scan to populate the new JCR Repository. This will be done on first start of Archiva.

    Refer to the Upgrading Archiva guide for more information.

Release Notes

The Archiva 2.1.0 features set can be seen in the feature tour.

Changes in Archiva 2.1.0

Released: 20th July 2014


  • [MRM-1210] - Dependency tree should include the artifact type
  • [MRM-1558] - Please provide some UI element which shows degraded and/or badly connected remote repository
  • [MRM-1802] - Find a cache solution for browsing part (especially root browsing)
  • [MRM-1829] - Change default value of of AysncLogger strategy for log4j async
  • [MRM-1834] - Add limit to index search query to prevent unnecessary calculations
  • [MRM-1836] - Make search limit (maxCount) configurable via UI
  • [MRM-1843] - provide mechanism to obtain the latest version of an artifact


  • [MRM-887] - Start script has no valid "uname" option
  • [MRM-1809] - Users - Manage section sort by name doesn't work as expected
  • [MRM-1812] - Users - Manage section needs Sort by User Name, Sort by Full Name, and Sort by Email buttons
  • [MRM-1813] - Users - Manage section filters don't seem to work
  • [MRM-1823] - java 1.7 as prerequisite
  • [MRM-1824] - metadata storage using Cassandra
  • [MRM-1825] - MD5 hashes are for wrong file name
  • [MRM-1826] - Force Internet Explorer into Standards Mode
  • [MRM-1830] - Charset applied to binary repository HTTP responses
  • [MRM-1833] - Nullpointer when browsing artifacts which have dependencies with scope "import"
  • [MRM-1837] - DefaultArchivaConfiguration holds references to classes
  • [MRM-1841] - "Remember me" not working
  • [MRM-1842] - Remove per default log4j2 Async Logging
  • [MRM-1846] - Regression in 2.0.1 : uniqueVersion false not supported
  • [MRM-1849] - Unable to download -SNAPSHOT jars after 2.0.1 Upgrade


Archiva was started in November 2005, building a simple framework on top of some existing repository conversion tools within the Maven project. Initial development focused on repository conversion, error reporting, and indexing. From January 2006 a web application was started to visualise the information and to start incorporating functionality from the unmaintained maven-proxy project.

Development continued through many stops and starts. Initial versions of Archiva were built from source by contributors, and the first alpha version was not released until April 2007. Some significant changes were made to improve performance and functionality in June 2007 and over the next 6 months and a series of alpha and beta releases, a concerted effort was made to release the 1.0 version.

Archiva became an Apache "top level project" in March 2008.