Achievement Unlocked: LWJGL 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 are available from Maven Central
I will make some detailed tutorial for how to use the dependency, and some choices I made about how to bundle the artifacts
the main dependency you need to add is
this will bring 3 jars with the natives, the transitive dependencies will have a classifier like [natives-windows, natives-osx, natives-linux] you can use the dependency plugin to unpack those jars into a dir so that you can point to it your java.library.path or use my maven natives plugin
that will unpack all the dependencies with a classifier like "natives-*" into target/natives
There is a sample project
using lwjgl 2.8.1 from central, with this project, if you run "mvn package" you will get in your target dir, a zip file that contains a the main jar, the dependencies, the natives exploded and a couple of batch scripts (bat and sh) to run the test.
In the maven central search page
you can see all the artifacts that make the lwjgl project, with the coordinates for lwjgl_utils and lwjgl_util_applet
If there is anything I can help you with don´t hesitate to ask, I am on the irc channel as "ruben01"
Hope people find this useful, and thanks for all the help from the lwjgl team.