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From Brett Porter <>
Subject Re: Archiva vs Nexus?
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2008 01:17:42 GMT
Everyone has different needs, so you should consider what you're  
looking for. I hesitate to jump into direct comparisons for that reason.

However, from a functional perspective, there is the repository  
manager matrix that might help:

 From what I can tell, as of 1.1 Nexus has basically caught up on most  
features it didn't have that Archiva did.

I believe Archiva still uniquely has:
- more extensive WebDAV support (if you need to use a WebDAV client  
like those built into the operating system)
- more artifact information in the UI
- built in user management rules such as password expiry, account  
locking, etc.

Of course, some use cases are addressed differently in each  
application and you may prefer one or the other.

 From a non functional perspective, there are some differences:
- Apache License
- independent, hosted at Apache
- developed by a diverse group of contributors

Whether those are advantages or not really depends on how you intend  
to use the source code or whether you want to be directly involved in  

I'm still glad you're currently using Archiva and hope it continues to  
satisfy you :)


On 04/12/2008, at 3:03 AM, solo1970 wrote:

> can anyone give me the advantages of using Archiva vs Nexus????
> Sonia
> P.S. We are currently using Archiva
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Brett Porter

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