Dear Maven-users, I've had enough. I've lost enough time on something I don't need. I've prepared Maven bundles as per http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-ibiblio-upload.html and tried to submit them. Carlos closes those requests  with a pointer to the ASF's repository FAQ. I guess that's fine for projects using Maven. We are not. At any rate, it looks like the layout of the staging directory is totally different to what I prepared in the bundle. So I'd have to start all over and have to adjust the build scripts again. I have no time for that.
You have the bundles. Do with them as you please. If anyone wants to send patches to Batik, FOP and XML Graphics Commons for producing Maven artifacts, feel welcome to do so.  http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MAVENUPLOAD-1518  http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MAVENUPLOAD-1517 Jeremias Maerki