What is this?
It's a minimal a reference example for setting up your project to deploy to Maven Central.
This project is based on these instructions: http://datumedge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/publishing-from-github-to-maven-central.html
How do I use it?
There are two files of interest in this project:
pom.xml- a POM file that meets Maven Central requirements and defines a deployment configuration
settings.xml- a Maven user settings file that defines release deployment configuration
These are set up initially for you to test with a local Nexus instance, but also contain the Sonatype OSS repository information, commented out.
You'll also need to follow the instructions for setting up a Sonatype Jira account and creating a ticket here: http://central.sonatype.org/pages/ossrh-guide.html#create-a-ticket-with-sonatype
GPG key generation
Here's a terse summary of the GPG commands you'll need to generate and publish a key for signing your artifacts. For the full version, see https://docs.sonatype.org/display/Repository/How+To+Generate+PGP+Signatures+With+Maven
# is GPG installed? gpg --version # Generate a key. If in doubt, accept defaluts. I'd recommend a 3072-bit key: gpg --gen-key # Check what was generated: gpg --list-keys gpg --list-secret-keys # You should see: # pub nnnnA/FFFFFFFF YY-MM-DD # ... etc ... # make a note of FFFFFFFF - this is your key ID # Check for sub keys: gpg --edit-key FFFFFFFF # If any "sub" key says "usage: S", refer to the URL above for instructions on deleting it. # Publish key: gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --send-keys FFFFFFFF
Test with a local Nexus
Try running with a local Nexus instance to get the hang of it:
- download from http://www.sonatype.org/downloads/nexus-latest-bundle.tar.gz
- cd into
- open http://localhost:8081/nexus/
- the default Nexus deployment username and password are already set in the example Maven
settings.xmlin the root of this project.
- if you do practice releases, note that the tags created by the release plugin will get pushed to your remote so you'll need to delete them after practice runs. Deleting remote tags isn't obvious so here's a post that explains how: http://nathanhoad.net/how-to-delete-a-remote-git-tag.
The summary is:
git tag -d 12345 git push origin :refs/tags/12345
Maven release process
Ensure your artifact version is a -SNAPSHOT, then run the following:
mvn release:clean release:prepare mvn release:perform
For more options, including rolling back a release or cleaning up a failed release, see: http://maven.apache.org/maven-release/maven-release-plugin/
If you find that the release is deploying a SNAPSHOT version instead of the release artifact, it may be because the release process has changed since I first uploaded this project to Github. I've updated these instructions to match, so just check your release plugin configuration matches the example in this project.
Once you're set up with Sonatype, have deployed your artifacts and commented on your Jira ticket, you'll need to follow these instructions in order to complete the process:
Here are the specific Maven instructions, including the