When I invoke an archetype in offline mode (-o) I still get a info message stating central is being checked.
> mvn archetype:generate -o
Choose a number: 17
[INFO] artifact org.apache.maven.archetypes:maven-archetype-webapp: checking for updates from central
I don't believe this is a forceful call coming from the archetype, but rather something requested from core. Nonetheless, shouldn't Maven's core always block calls that would reach to central when in offline mode?