Why Use Central?
Ease of Use
The Central Repository is the the default repository for Apache
Maven, SBT and other build systems and can be easily used from
Apache Ant/Ivy, Gradle and many other tools.
Open source organizations such as the Apache Software Foundation,
the Eclipse Foundation, JBoss and many individual open source
projects publish their components to the Central Repository.
What You Want
When you develop software, you depend on open source
components. And these external libraries are predictably available
on the Central Repository.
And Publishing is Easy!
There are some minimal requirements for publishing
your component to the Central Repository. These are things that
the community has insisted upon: in short, the basic elements of
quality metadata that developers rely on.
Register Your Project
We have to know information about your project: where artifacts
are hosted so that they can be incorporated into the Central
Repository; and where to publish them.
Deploy Your Components
Your deployment procedure ensures the basic requirements are met and
uploads your components. There are many tools available for this
and we have documentation available for the most popular ones.
See the Deployment Guide