It is really a shame that has disabled their statistics service. It would be nice to see what kind of effect creating a release has on your downloads. Just as we are planning to release our first release candidate we really would like to see some notion about whether the release makes an impression.

In order to be able to monitor some activity on the Wicket project I've installed a nedstat counter. As usual, it is not too trivial to embed the counter in a maven build. The JavaScript used by the nedstat counter was eaten by the XML processor used by Maven's XDoc plugin.

According to the Wikipedia the JavaScript should be configured as follows inside XHTML documents (XDoc documents are XML, so they are treated the same)

<script type="text/javascript">
   nedstat script goes here

And this works as advertized! Be careful to only put the call to the nedstatbasic function inside this piece of markup.