under <repository> and <pluginRepository>
<release> should be <releases>
<snapshot> should be <snapshots>
Current settings.xml example incorrect
This has already been updated in SVN. An xdoc must be generated and included in the maven settings site.
pretty sure I already fixed that in modello and it just requires upgrading to the appropriate version.
I can confirm that this has been fixed. I just tried building the site for maven-settings using Maven 2.0.4 and the elements are now called "releases" and "snapshots".
Someone just needs to deploy the site for maven-settings. It was last published over a year ago.
I published it, but it goes to http://maven.apache.org/ref/2.0.5-SNAPSHOT/maven-settings (will take an hour to sync).
It's actually correct in the 2.0.4 version: http://maven.apache.org/ref/2.0.4/maven-settings/settings.html
I'm going to add a rule to .htaccess to redirect maven-settings there, as we do for maven-model.