In Maven, a
SNAPSHOT version is a version of the project/dependency that has not been released. This is indicated by suffixing
SNAPSHOT to the version number. Here's an example:
You will notice that the project we created using the Maven archetype quickstart had a
The version number specified before
-SNAPSHOT is the version that the released project/dependency is expected to have. So,
1.0 is not released yet.
SNAPSHOT version indicates software under development, Maven deals with these dependencies differently.
One would rarely use the
SNAPSHOT version of an external dependency. If you are developing a multi-module project ...