please only reopen the bug if you show it is not fixed, not that you can't test it :)
1.0-alpha-6 is not released. You need 1.0-alpha-6-SNAPSHOT, and need to include a repository:
> Environment: Running Maven 2 on Windows XP, repository on Sun Solaris 10
> Reporter: K.C. Baltz
> Assignee: Brett Porter
> Fix For: 1.0-alpha-6
> When deploying my artifact to my repository via FTP, the process hangs (it eventually fails after many minutes). I've noticed that it only fails the second time the artifact is deployed, so it seems to be related to retrieving the previous build number/metadata.
> <name>Repository Name</name>