Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: 0.9
Fix Version/s: 1.0-milestone-4
The Guide to uploading artifacts to the Central Repository lists PGP-Signatures as a requirement for inclusion in the Central Maven Repository.
I've implemented a basic PGP-Plugin in http://github.com/huxi/huxi-gradle-plugins/tree/master/pgp-gradle-plugin/ expecting those signatures to be optional. Feel free to use anything you like.
Since signatures are now a requirement for inclusion in the Central Maven Repository I think this functionality should be included in the maven plugin in a way that would sign all created artifacts before they are uploaded if signing is configured.
The only downside of an inclusion in the maven plugin instead of a separate plugin would be harder to sign distributions (Zip & Tar tasks), too.
That's another feature that I'd really like to have.