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From "Michael Osipov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (MRELEASE-817) When tagging using git give an appropriate message
Date Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:12:42 GMT


Michael Osipov closed MRELEASE-817.
    Resolution: Auto Closed

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> When tagging using git give an appropriate message
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MRELEASE-817
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Release Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: prepare
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.2, 2.4
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Fred Cooke
>            Priority: Minor
> "copy for tag 0.4" is plain wrong for git. The message should be more like "Version X.Y.Z
tagged by m-rel-p" or something to that effect.
> Perhaps configurable, or maybe even prompt for it, or pull it from a defined file. This
is what I do in my GNU-Make-maven-release-clone such that I can enter a meaningful description
of what is in the release, as part of the tag object. I open a new temp file with vim and
use the saved file as the tag message. Maven could optionally prompt for it just as it does
for the versions itself.
> In git these are known as annotated tags, and are something that SVN simply does not
have. The plugin is already using annotated tags, it's just that the annotation itself is

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