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From "Brett Porter (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MRELEASE-96) Improve handling of Super POM snapshots.
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2006 08:31:19 GMT
    [ http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MRELEASE-96?page=comments#action_63923 ] 

Brett Porter commented on MRELEASE-96:
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This is exactly the purpose of those other changes, but its not really the responsibility
of the release plugin. I wouldn't want to change this behaviour - perhaps the best alternative
is to expose the rewriting as a goal that can align versions  in that way.

> Improve handling of Super POM snapshots.
> ----------------------------------------
>
>          Key: MRELEASE-96
>          URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MRELEASE-96
>      Project: Maven 2.x Release Plugin
>         Type: Improvement

>     Versions: 2.0-beta-3
>     Reporter: Joerg Schaible
>     Assignee: Brett Porter

>
>
> The main reason for a super POM is to harmonize the version of the dependencies with
a dependencyManagement section in the super pom. Therefore all other poms will reference the
super pom as parent. To ensure consistency between a lot of POMs the super pom is/must always
refered as snapshot version. This requierement collides with the release management. The release
plugin always complains about the snapshot version of the parent.
> The plugin should support the scenario by comparing the last released version of the
parent POM and replace the snapshot version on its own, if the snapshot version of the parent
has not changed compared to the last release of the parent (i.e. only the version is different
in the parent POM). release:perform should then restore the snapshot version of the parent
again.

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