I have completed the respin of M1. The release version is now 188.8.131.5200715-M1 and is staged :
Please note - I tried to fix the staging issue with a stage profile in richfaces-parent. It starts to solve the problem, but there is still an issue with how poms are inheriting repository settings, and/or profile info.
To try it use the -P jboss-public-stage profile, and set mirror information to exclude it ( assuming you are using jboss dev maven settings ). We can try for a better stage solution after the release ( likely moving to maven 3 ).