2. How can I get core components 2.11.1 (latest) to work with this archetype? I changed the POM to reflect this version and i get error.
[ERROR] Failed to execute goal on project aem656.all: Could not resolve dependencies for project com.aem656:aem656.all:content-package:1.0-SNAPSHOT: Failure to find com.adobe.cq:core.wcm.components.examples:zip:2.11.0 in https://repo.adobe.com/nexus/content/groups/public was cached in the local repository, resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of adobe-public-releases has elapsed or updates are forced -> [Help 1]
However, based on your error message, it seems like you are still trying to use the public Adobe repo. Instead, you should be fetching them from Maven Central. You can see this in my build of the Archetype 23 with Core Components v2.11.1
As you can see, the artifact is not found on the adobe public repo or the experience cloud repo 😕
This is the project I built without a problem (its just the Archetype 23 with a single change: bumping the Core Components version to 2.11.1) : https://filebin.net/nxqk9qqf8qj8xysm