Does the Portal support SNAPSHOT releases?⚓︎
Does the Central Portal support
Historically, users have been able to publish
-SNAPSHOT releases to OSSRH (but
not to Maven Central). The intention of this was to allow users to verify their
own releases prior to publishing to Maven Central, but it has the side effect of
users being able to make their pre-release versions available to their
communities during ongoing development.
The Central Publisher Portal does not support
-SNAPSHOT releases, and
-SNAPSHOT releases will have a
version cannot be a SNAPSHOT
error in their validation results. Versions should only be published to the
Portal if they are intended to reach Maven Central.
The Portal will support a more limited feature that is intended to fill the
original need for publishers to be able to perform manual verification of their
builds. Publishers will be able to point their build configurations to either
specific deployments or any
VALIDATED deployment that they published in order
to use the component before publishing. This will be particularly useful for
publishers who publish via CI pipelines, but want to verify locally.