Release Notes for Archiva 2.1.1

The Apache Archiva team would like to announce the release of Archiva 2.1.1. 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 2.1.1

Apache Archiva 2.1.1 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 2.1.1 features set can be seen in the feature tour.

Changes in Archiva 2.1.1

Released: ???


  • [MRM-1832] - RepositoryScannerTest#testDefaultRepositoryScanner fails on Linux with src release zip
  • [MRM-1853] - On first start up, you get a perpetual loading indicator.
  • [MRM-1854] - Last modified date is epoch on directory listing for a group
  • [MRM-1855] - "Loading" button never disappears when no one is logged in in some browsers
  • [MRM-1856] - archiva-cli does not work


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.