Good news travels fast, and word about our Java.net Maven Repository Rescue Mission is getting a positive response.
I guess we can say the java.net repository is a little broken...But there is a good news! Sonatype is opening it's Nexus OSS instance to all java.net projects.
This blog entry details a few examples of the headaches that the Java.net repository has caused. You can read the full blog entry here. As promised, on March 5th we will start servicing all requests to switch Java.net projects over from their Maven Repository infrastructure to our Nexus OSS Instance.
If you use Maven and deploy on java.net, I think that's a good opportunity to save pain and improve your release cycle!