This release includes the following improvements :

 * Support for domain names and ssl in jabber notifier
 
 * Support for registered nicks in irc notifier
 
 * Support for shell commands defined in user path
  
 * Improved cron expression validator

 * Bug fixes

For a complete list of changes please refer to the complete changelog:

http://maven.apache.org/continuum/change-log.html

To get started with Continuum take a look at the download and install instructions:

http://maven.apache.org/continuum/download.html

And then take a look at our getting started guide:

http://maven.apache.org/continuum/guides/getting-started/index.html