Sonatype is pleased to announce the release of Nexus 2.8.0, a major release including new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
Sonatype Nexus 2.8.0
These release notes are a compilation of new features and significant bug fixes for Sonatype Nexus 2.8.0.
See the here for all issues fixed in this release.
New and Noteworthy
Influence Nexus Product Development Using Analytics
As part of the process to help us make Nexus better, Administrators can optionally choose to send anonymous REST API usage data to Sonatype. This data will help us decide what features are most important to you and will influence product development for Nexus 3.0 and beyond. The data can be inspected and even exported for your own use as well.
To enable analytics on your instance go to "Administration/Analytics" in the Nexus UI.
Enhanced Sonatype CLM Integration
Nexus Professional now supports deep integration with Sonatype CLM. Sonatype CLM users can see full component information containing popularity, license data, security vulnerabilities, and policy violations. This information can be compared against all other available versions of a give component:
Detailed information about particular component versions can now be viewed directly in Nexus:
Repository Health Check Improvements
Bundled Jetty Configuration is Simpler and Extensible
Previously, Nexus only supported loading a single Jetty configuration file, typically at
Request Access Logging Enabled by Default
Nexus now ships with inbound request logging enabled by default, logging to a separate log file than the main Nexus log. Access logs have proved very useful for our customers to diagnose problems and understand load characteristics. While these logs will consume additional disk space, log rotation can help ensure a reasonable retention policy. More information. NEXUS-6472
Note: Upgrades From Nexus 1.x to Nexus 2.8 Require Additional Upgrade Step
Sonatype Nexus is undergoing some major enhancements this year. As a preparatory step, automatic configuration upgrades from Nexus 1.x series to Nexus 2.8 and newer is no longer supported. Direct upgrade of Nexus versions 2.0 to 2.7.x continue to be supported. Upgrades of 1.x versions must first upgrade to the latest 2.7.x version, then upgrade to Nexus 2.8 or newer. NEXUS-6099
Internet Explorer 8 Support is Deprecated
IE 8 works with Nexus 2.8 with only a few minor issues. However Nexus 3.0 will be using a new version of our UI toolkit which does not support IE8. Consequentially support for IE8 will be ending after the 2.8.x Nexus series is complete. More information. NEXUS-6330
General Fixes and Improvements
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