So Grails 1.1 Beta 2 is out. Rejoice! There are many new features that are detailed in the release notes. However, one of the main ones in this beta is the new support for Maven.
Regular readers of my blog will probably be aware of my long history as one who, ahem, is not particularily fond of Maven. Granted I am still not particularily fond of Maven, but it is the Christmas period and in the spirit of "why can't we all just get a long" I am proud to say that Grails integrates nicely with Maven now :-)
Peter Ledbrook, core Grails committers, has been tirelessly working away at making the Grails + Maven experience a seamless one. I personally even went as far as installing Maven 2 onto my machine, which was a huge jump for me I can tell you, and I can tell you Peter's done a great job!
As ever we encourage Maven users to give the Maven integration a go and report any issues that you may have with it in JIRA. Enjoy!