Uses of Interface

Packages that use Metadata
The primary API of the RepositorySystem and its functionality.
The types supporting the publishing of artifacts to a remote repository.
The provisional interfaces defining the various subcomponents that implement the repository system.
The types supporting the publishing of artifacts to a local repository.
The various sub components that collectively implement the repository system.
Utility classes to ease unit testing.
The definition of metadata, that is an auxiliary entity managed by the repository system to locate artifacts.
The definition of various kinds of repositories that host artifacts.
The types supporting the resolution of artifacts and metadata from repositories.
The contract to access artifacts/metadata in remote repositories.
The contract to locate URI-based resources using custom repository layouts.
A listener and various exception types dealing with the transfer of a resource between the local system and a remote repository.
Ready-to-use selectors for authentication, proxies and mirrors and a few other repository related utilities.