I suggest to provide a maven repository on igniterealtime.org. I will try to list a few pros:
- a sync request for the official maven repository could keep the official repository up to date and could push the use of our products (I saw a couple of user requests for tinder, smack and whack in the forum).
- with the help of Maven Openfire Plugin and provided openfire jars in the repository would simplify Openfire plugin development
- with a local repository there is no more need for placing the dependencies multiple times in subversion and it's a more compatible (instead of using system dependencies in the poms)
- a repository doesn't need much ressources. I've prepared one on http://fara.cs.uni-potsdam.de/~niess/repository/ which needs circa 10 MB space on the web server.
I hope this will provoke some responses on this topic.
@Benjamin: If we decide to setup one, unpacking repository.tar.gz would provide a first working repository.