you may have noticed that JCenter will go away - not as soon as it seemed initially, but still will go away. JFrog to Shut down JCenter and Bintray
By inspecting some of our builds, I’m noticing that there is a huge number of libraries and Java dependencies that are on JCenter only - Maven Central used to be (and I guess still is) a PITA to use.
In general, the more I think about it, the more I realize that a lot of what we do professionally depends on servers hosted by someone somewhere, without which our painfully written source code is kind of useless.
I plan to handle the situation by creating a local maven repo and uploading all third-party build artifacts there, so at least we won’t lose them, but… it is painful to do manually. Any better ideas?