Browse improvements in Nexus Repository Manager 3 (survey)

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One of the things we’ve heard frequently since releasing Nexus Repository Manager 3 is that it lacks a tree view when browsing. We’re in the middle of bringing it back, and need your feedback!

We’re building two things.

  1. A lightweight HTML view that’s a direct replacement for the old HTML view in Nexus Repository Manager 2, but for all formats, not just Maven.
  2. A rich tree view in the UI that allows you to browse repository contents hierarchically.

Most repository formats lack structure (Maven is a notable exception with its GAV coordinates). Because of this, they’re often notoriously difficult to browse as they grow, leaving search as the only viable option for finding things in your repositories.

We’d like to understand how you interact with flat formats like NPM, NuGet, Docker, and Git LFS.

  • How do you expect browse to work for these formats?
  • Do you have a method for browsing these formats hierarchically?
  • Any other tips or comments for us?

Fill out the survey linked below and let us know!

Nexus Repository Manager, Browse Experience Survey

Thank you,
Sonatype UX Team

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Daniel Sauble

Daniel Sauble is a product owner and UX designer at Sonatype. His team is focused on providing a great experience for travelers as they bounce between the different products in the Nexus ecosystem. He reads at breakfast each morning.

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One Comment;

  1. James said:

    We really miss the tree view feature from previous Nexus versions, both for Maven/Gradle artefacts and Docker images, which we are starting to push there now. Look forward to the above proposal being implemented – even the lightweight component would be good (rich tree view even better)