Do you ever tried to upload an artifact to the central maven repository server? No? Well, that is not fun! The maven guys are pretty serious!
OK. If you want to upload something you “just” have to read this tutorial here:
AND this super long tutorial here:
On maven.apache.org they tell you that the most easiest way to upload something is over sonatype. You just have to create a user in their JIRA bug tracking tool and open a ticket! *LOL* Are you serious? Publishing software by opening a ticket in a bug tracking tool? Really? Reaaaaalllllyyyyyyyy?
Are you fu**ing kidding me?
And the best part is, that your ticket will be handled in just 2 business days. Wow.
No wonder that every company and even small open source teams are setting up their own Maven2 Repository.
To publish a open source project in RubyGems.org took me less than 5 min and it was published immediately. And I don’t know one single Ruby coder which is managing his own RubyGems Server.