Now that maven 3 has been released, I think it is important to get the features-maven-plugin to work under maven 3. The problem is that you normally use "mvn:" url's in the features-maven-plugin, e g:
But the url handler for "mvn:" does not work under maven 3 due to changes in the classpath handling. An alternative must be developed. I've noticed on the ops4j mailing list that something called pax-url-aether is in the works. Maybe that's an option for features-maven-plugin?