Compared to npm or bower, publishing Maven artifacts to maven central is a very complicated process. The first time you want to publish something you have to reserve a group id which takes a day or two. Then you have to make sure your project follows all the rules (javadoc, sources, pgp signature …) and you have to configure your build correctly.
So I felt it’s time for a simpler public repository and built Mvnzone.
Usage is simpe: First sign up with your github account. Then you can claim your group ids and manage access tokens. To publish something, simply add the following to your
<distributionManagement> <repository> <id>mvnzone</id> <url>https://repo.mvnzone.net/repo</url> </repository> <snapshotRepository> <id>mvnzone</id> <url>https://repo.mvnzone.net/repo</url> </snapshotRepository> </distributionManagement>
and the following to your
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <settings> <servers> <server> <id>mvnzone</id> <username>mvn</username> <password>YOUR TOKEN</password> </server> ... </servers> ... </settings>
That’s it! A simple
mvn clean deploy publishes your artifacts.
In order to use the published artifacts, consumers have to add the following to their
<repositories> <repository> <id>mvnzone</id> <url>https://repo.mvnzone.net/repo</url> </repository> </repositories>
Happy sharing !!!