there was already a thread for this discussion (http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/message/102985#102985). Unfortunately I’m unable to reopen it.
The newest version of a smack jar in a maven repository is still 2.2.1 (http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/jivesoftware/smack/). So I always have to install the smack jars into my local repository to perform a maven build.
I wanted to open a wish issue on jira, but it seems that I cannot create issues after a new registration.
Please provide the newest jars for us. See also this guide: http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-central-repository-upload.html
All maven developers will thank you for it