Stage the Maven 2 Artifacts
1. Check out the newly created tag into an empty directory
2. Deploy the Maven 2 artifacts to the staging repository by running mvn -Passembly deploy
Note that all artifacts must be signed using your PGP key. Maven (the GPG plugin) should ask you for the password to your private key. .asc files for each artifact will be produced, containing the digital signature.
3. Maven will chug for a while. When the deploy process is complete, check to make sure that the artifacts are available in the staging repository.
Note that you should verify the .asc files exist!