Nexus Pro Trial Edition vs. Nexus Professional Full Edition

What are the differences and similarities between Nexus Pro Trial and Nexus Professional?

The Nexus Professional Trial edition is intended to quickly introduce a new user to Nexus Professional features and demonstrate value with limited overhead and learning curve.

The trial edition is not recommended as a long term option. If you decide to purchase a Nexus Professional license, we suggest migrating or replacing your trial configuration with Nexus Professional full edition.

A trial license will work in and can be requested from all Nexus Professional editions, should you wish to evaluate with the full version instead of the trial edition.

Nexus Professional full edition includes all supported features out of the box. Nexus Professional Trial edition may include only a subset of these features.

The trial edition helps avoid:

  • installing additional software, like a Java Virtual Machine, before running Nexus
  • provisioning a server machine to host Nexus just to try it out
  • using unfamiliar command line tools to control Nexus
  • pre-configuring Nexus settings to try important Pro features
  • creating a specific operating system user to run Nexus

The trial edition includes:

  • an easy UI wizard based install process
  • preconfigured repository configuration and settings which simplify trying key features
  • a feature walkthrough guide with working example projects
  • some resource intensive features removed
  • a java runtime that can be used if one is not currently installed

The trial edition is packaged as a platform specific installer executable. It uses Install4j process management, not Java Service Wrapper. Other noticeable differences from the full edition are:

  • log file locations and rotation settings
  • how properties to the JVM are adjusted
  • how Nexus is started and stopped
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