Just pushed out Maven 1.1 Beta 2 to the mirrors. Notable improvements:
– problems with deployment have been fixed
– support for forkmode=”once” on tests
– validation of the POM before building
– latest plugin updates
This knocks quite a few minutes off the Geronimo build in my environment, so give it a whirl and let us know if it works for you so we can push towards a final 1.1 release!