Status: In Development
Component/s: Bad Metadata
Moved from: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4414
ZooKeeper uses people.apache.org repo to publish their Maven artifacts and this directory gets synced to Maven Central.
The problem is, maven-metadata.xml which is used to find out the latest release version doesn't get synced to Maven Central but other artifacts do.
Here's the up-to-date metadata from people.apache.org
Gives version 3.4.2 as the current version. Released Dec 29, 2011.
Here's the what is in Maven Central.
Gives version 3.3.1 as the current version; released Aug 9, 2010.
Because of this problem, projects declaring ZooKeeper as a dependency and publishing their artifacts on Maven Central cannot pull the latest version but can only find 3.3.1 although the artifacts of the newer versions make it to Maven Central.
This was discussed in ZK mailing list on Dec, 2011.