A remote Maven repository can be configured using the Visual Studio IDE or it can be configured manually by adding information to the Maven settings file.
To access a remote Maven repository you can configure it from within Visual Studio. Visual Studio must be open, the NPanday Build System must be running, and you must have a project loaded. Then:
NOTE: The repository is stored in a profile NPanday.id this profile is then added into the activeProfiles list in settings.xml as soon as an NPanday remote repository is added.
To manually add a remote repository, add the following lines in your C:\Documents and Settings\[user_home]\.m2\settings.xml file within the <profiles> </profiles> tag. Modify the values for the <repository> and <id> elements with the repository url you want to access.
<profile> <activation> <activeByDefault>true</activeByDefault> </activation> <repositories> <repository> <releases> <enabled>true</enabled> </releases> <snapshots> <enabled>false</enabled> </snapshots> <id>http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/</id> <url>http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/</url> </repository> </repositories> <id>NPanday.id</id> </profile>
You should change the values of enabled for each of the artifact types, dependencing on whether the repository contains that type of version.