The repository's base URL is http://repository.threecrickets.com/maven/.
It is hosted as a web site, served via HTTP, so you can use your usual web tools to download any library. You are more likely, however, to use an automatic tool, such as Sincerity, Maven, Ivy, Grape, Gradle and Buildr.
If you're using Sincerity, this is how you would attach the repository directly to your container:
sincerity attach public three-crickets maven http://repository.threecrickets.com/maven/
Use a Proxy
We recommend that, if possible, you access this and other public repositories via your own Maven proxy. Using a proxy will offer you several advantages. It's:
- Faster: after the first time you will be downloading packages locally, instead of over the Internet.
- More reliable: you will not suffer if the Three Crickets Repository is down or broken. If you rely on the Three Crickets Repository for a production system, then running a proxy should be considered a necessity!
- More independent: you can patch or upgrade any package without having to wait for Three Crickets to fix it.
- Better integrated: you can publish your own packages on your own hosted private repository.
Installing a Proxy
It's easy to install a pre-configured proxy based on the Nexus repository manager using Sincerity.
With Sincerity, you can install Nexus into a directory named "nexus" and start it as a background service with a single command:
sincerity create nexus : add nexus : add service : install : service jetty start
Give it a minute or two: Nexus has a lot of dependencies (most of them very small). See the section about the Nexus skeleton in the Sincerity Manual for more information on configuring your Nexus repository manager according to your needs.
The proxied base URL is http://localhost:8080/content/repositories/three-crickets/. (You'll want to change "localhost" in the URL to the correct server address if you are accessing the proxied repository on a different machine.)
Using a Proxy with Sincerity
You can attach the proxied repository to a Sincerity container and detach the actual repository in a single command:
sincerity attach public three-crickets-proxy maven http://localhost:8080/content/repositories/three-crickets/ : detach public three-crickets
Proxied URLs for other standard repositories can be used similarly:
sincerity attach public maven-central-proxy maven http://localhost:8080/content/repositories/central/ : detach public maven-central sincerity attach public clojars-proxy maven http://localhost:8080/content/repositories/clojars/ : detach public clojars