we are currently releasing to Central, but there is no guarantee those
artifacts do not require nexus.opendaylight.org to actually work.
There are important differences, as our nexus is a mirror, which
contains additionally seeded artifacts -- see
https://jira.opendaylight.org/browse/ODLPARENT-210 for details. Also
compare https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/com/bea/xml/jsr173-ri/1.0/ to
content of nexus.
In order to validate that this really is the case, we really should be
running autorelease *without* nexus.opendaylight.org, i.e. making sure
we depend *only* on the content of Central.
This might be a drastic step, so can we first have a weekly job which
performs autorelease-release, but does nothing else?
P.S.: this is something we definitely would want for MRI's maven-stage
jobs -- that way we have assurance that our upstream artifacts have been
successfully replicated on Central.