The following need to be done to the mavenized JAXR project.
1) The parent of the project needs to be set to the JBoss parent. This way you get all the definitions of plugins inherited (source, jar, release) etc.
An example is how the security project has done.
I suggest following the setup done by other projects such as JBoss Microcontainer.
2) Incorporate the maven release plugin which will do the pom modification to next version, tagging etc automatically for you. The current process of updating the poms to release version, tagging and then reverting the pom versions to next snapshot is tedious/error-prone and better left to the maven release plugin.
3) Fix the 3rd party issue.
I'll take care of that.