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From "Robert Scholte" <>
Subject [ANN] Maven Release Plugin 2.3 Released
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 15:48:24 GMT
The Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Maven Release  
Plugin, version 2.3

This plugin is used to release a project with Maven, saving a lot of  
repetitive, manual work. Releasing a project is made in two steps: prepare  
and perform.

You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:


Release Notes - Maven 2.x Release Plugin - Version 2.3

•[MRELEASE-128] - SCM properties being replaced during release:perform
•[MRELEASE-329] - Parameter descriptions are incomplete
•[MRELEASE-533] - -Darguments ignored with InvokerMavenExecutor
•[MRELEASE-618] - pomFileName and arguments not honoured
•[MRELEASE-623] - unexpected mvn release:prepare behavior for project with  
•[MRELEASE-638] - release:prepare fails w/ java.lang.ClassFormatError:  
Invalid pc in LineNumberTable in class file  
•[MRELEASE-698] - Inconsistent documentation for 'generate release pom'
•[MRELEASE-727] - release plugin uses wrong checkout directory
•[MRELEASE-740] - release:perform in subdirectories fails if  
•[MRELEASE-745] - Property suppressCommitBeforeBranch also suppresses  
trunk commit AFTER branching.

•[MRELEASE-97] - make release:perform upload progress overwrite the  
previous xxK/yyK uploaded line
•[MRELEASE-239] - release:perform and release:prepare should accept  
multi-line goals/preparationGoals configurations
•[MRELEASE-420] - Prepare and Perform should use profile server settings
•[MRELEASE-645] - Allow File/Directory Patterns for the  
checkModificationExcludes Option
•[MRELEASE-687] - assembly:assembly goal as mentioned in the documentation  
is deprecated
•[MRELEASE-732] - Use XMLUnit to verify pom.xml in unittests
•[MRELEASE-736] - Add dryRun flag to release:perform

New Feature
•[MRELEASE-723] - DCVS tagging commands should store the tag-name (or  
hash) in the the //project/scm/tag element.
•[MRELEASE-747] - Support Jazz SCM

•[MRELEASE-731] - Change Maven prerequisite from 2.0.9 to 2.2.1
•[MRELEASE-741] - Migrate JMock to Mockito
•[MRELEASE-744] - Upgrade plexus-utils


-The Maven team

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