The french company Antelink is now providing a free public mirror of the Maven repositories.  This repository provides a faster way for users in France and other areas of Europe to download JBoss artifacts for their builds.  The Antelink repository is running the Nexus repository manager, and includes a "public-jboss" repository group with contents matching the "public-jboss" group.  In addition, individual proxy repositories are provided for the hosted releases and thirdparty-releases repositories.  The full list of repositories can be viewed using the Nexus web interface.


Using Maven, there are several options for configuring your build repositories via the project pom and/or Maven settings.  The recommended way to use the new mirror without affecting existing POM configuration, is to use the Maven mirror settings located in Maven settings.xml.


      <name>Antelink mirror of the Maven repository</name>
    </mirror>    ...


Note: The antelink mirror does not include the JBoss snapshots repository, so this may need to configured separately if your build requires snapshot artifacts.


Thanks to Antelink for providing this mirror!