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Java Installers for Windows

I had been playing with WiX installers for some of my applications and a discussion about Apache Maven prompted me to create and installer for that.

This page presents the latest versions of all the Java Installers I have developed so far for download.

Source Code for Wix Installers

You can access the code on GitHub at:

You can build these on the command line (MSBUILD) or using Microsoft Visual Studio (with the WiX plugin).

Apache Maven Installers

These installers, as with the Apache Maven code, is provided under the Apache License Version 2.0.

This version of the installer includes the following features:

  • Installs the Apache Maven binaries (Jars) for the specified version.
  • (new) Checks that Java Runtime Environment Version is 1.5 or Greater is installed
  • Presents the Apache License Version 2.0
  • Configurable install location – defaults to:
    • C:Program FilesApache Software Foundationapache-maven-<<version>>
  • Configures User Environment Variables:
    • M2_HOME – the install location
    • M2 – the bin directory (includes mvn.bat)
    • Path – appends %M2% to the User path so you can use it easily on the command line.
  • Adds a Start Menu folder containing:
    • Apache Maven Website URL
    • Uninstall link

NOTE: Maven is a Java tool, so you must have a Java installed in order to proceed. More precisely, you need a Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.5 or greater , the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is not sufficient.

Once installed you will be able to run Maven from the command line – you can test this by opening a command window and typing:

mvn -version
What Next?

It’s time to give it a try – if you are new to Maven you might like to Test Drive Apache Maven on Your Existing Projects.

You can also view other articles in the Apache Maven category.

Version 3.0.5

Click on the link below to download the Windows installer for Apache Maven Version 3.0.5: –

Version 2.2.1

Click on the link below to download the Windows installer for Apache Maven Version 2.2.1: –

Original Version 2.2.1

This is the version from my original article.

Click on the link below to download the Windows installer for Apache Maven Version 2.2.1: –

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