Here is an overview of Maven repositories in use at the Apache Software Foundation.
The main snapshot and release Maven repositories for Apache are at https://repository.apache.org. The repository also proxies Apache's legacy repositories.
If your Apache project would like to use
repository.apache.org, see Publishing Maven Releases.
Newrepo and staging process to help prevent accidental releases and ensure that releases meet Apache standards.
firstname.lastname@example.org questions, complaints and ideas.
There are two types of Maven repository. Loosely, Maven-1 and Maven-2 use 'm1' and 'm2' repositories, though Maven-2 can point to legacy Maven-1 repositories. Apache supports both, but is phasing out the m1 repositories.
No, because the Maven2 repository layout is the standard used by most tools, including Maven, Ivy and Buildr.
You can with the snapshot repositories, but you cannot with the release repositories. When putting third party files in the snapshot repositories, please email the repository mailing list to explain what you are doing. Ideally, you should upload third party files to the 'central' Maven repository via the Maven upload process.
As long as your project's PMC is happy with the release, you can release a research branch to the snapshot repository; otherwise you should just release in your
home.apache.org personal space.
All the official repositories rsync automatically.