Recommended version for production (2.0.0-M3a or snapshot)


I’m just getting into Gatling and I couldn’t find an answer to this in the wiki or this group - if I missed something obvious i apologize in advance.
Anyway - I started getting up to speed with 1.5.5 yesterday and have now decided to switch to v2 based on some of the messages in this group.

I’m a bit confused as to what the right choice for me would be - 2.0.0-M3a or the 2.00-SNAPSHOT.
I will be writing load tests that are to be run against a new production environment in a few weeks and will probably be maintaining these for quite a while - possibly years.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards
Morten Olsson


SNAPSHOT, definitively. We’ve fixed and improved tons of things since 2M3a.

We’re basically waiting for Guillaume to build the new website, so we can release 2RC1 (we change the way the documentation is hosted, so we need a new website).

Thank you very much for getting back to me.

I’m a complete beginner in the eclipse / scala world so bear with me :slight_smile:
I added the maven catalog from
and when I create a new project from this I only seem to be able to view the released versions - can you point me in the right direction ?

Or can I develop with the 2M3a archetype eclipse project and run the Simulation in a snapshot build ?

Again I’m sorry for asking about stuff that’s probably self explanatory to someone used to Eclipse etc. - do let me know if I need to go RTFM.

Best regards
Morten Olsson

What kind of background do you have?
Are you familiar with Java?

Are you experienced with IntelliJ instead of eclipse?

I’m a developer and I mainly do C# and related MS stuff these days.

I did java 10 years ago but never used anything fancier than TextPad and the command line tools back then.
So I guess I’m just a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing and ignorant to boot.

1.5.5 was working fine in Eclipse but 2 seems a lot nicer.
Would I be missing out on a lot of stuff with just using the 2m3a archetype in Eclipse - it’s easy to get up and running if nothing else :slight_smile:

Best regards

OK, so you have a solid developer background, otherwise I would have advised to go with the bundle and a text editor instead of an IDE.

If you want to use the archetype, we no longer deploy in my company private repository, but in Sonatype for snapshots and maven central for upcoming releases.
Catalog is here:
Beware that the maven groupId is different in Gatling 2.

Don’t forget to checkout this page:

Thanks a lot - will have a look tonight or tomorrow morning - you’ve been a great help.

Best regards