Elasticsearch v6.2.2 is available from maven central:
Elasticsearch plugins, like elasticsearch-analysis-icu plugin, are not available from maven central:
https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-analysis-icu/ (up to v2.7.0)
https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/elasticsearch/plugin/analysis-icu/ (up to 5.0.0-alpha5)
This makes it difficult to inject elasticsearch artifacts into maven projects.
I raised this as a bug at https://github.com/elastic/elasticsearch/issues/28765, however this bug was closed pending discussion, which has confused me. Is there an intention to keep publishing artifacts to maven central, or is the intention to stop doing so? If the elasticsearch project doesn't plan on publishing artifacts to maven central moving forward, what repository can I source the elasticsearch artifacts and plugins from?