F'in ridiculous that developers have to download an entire git project and build from code just to run a demo. The purpose of a demo is to have a convenient way to guage whether the product meets the consumer's criteria. I understand the need to keep distributions small-- but you don't have to bundle them in the product distribution. What is so difficult about setting up a scheduled job to regularly build the sample war files and overwrite the latest copy in a download directory. FS usage is negligible for only keeping the last successfully built wars. I can provide the download site if Spring Source doesn't have a couple MB.
"gradle build" (exactly according to the "Building Spring Security" instructions) output:
Code:FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Could not resolve all dependencies for configuration ':runtime': - unresolved dependency: org.objectweb.asm#com.springsource.org.objectweb.asm;3.1.0: not found - unresolved dependency: org.objectweb.asm#com.springsource.org.objectweb.asm.tree;3.1.0: not found - unresolved dependency: org.objectweb.asm#com.springsource.org.objectweb.asm.commons;3.1.0: not found