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From "Elliotte Rusty Harold (Jira)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Reopened] (MRELEASE-938) Need better support for staging release candidates with git and Nexus
Date Sun, 22 Dec 2019 10:44:00 GMT

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Elliotte Rusty Harold reopened MRELEASE-938:
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> Need better support for staging release candidates with git and Nexus
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MRELEASE-938
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MRELEASE-938
>             Project: Maven Release Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Christopher Tubbs
>            Priority: Major
>
> Use case:
> An ASF project creates git tags which are GPG-signed named "rel/<version>" after
a release is voted on. If the release passes, the contents of the pom.xml files should refer
to this final tag, and not any intermediate release candidate tag name.
> To avoid pushing the release prior to building a release candidate and publishing it
to the staging maven repository, the configuration sets {{<pushChanges>false</pushChanges>}}
and {{<localCheckout>true</localCheckout>}}, and the tag name is created with
{{<tagNameFormat>rel/@\{project.version\}</tagNameFormat>}}.
> There is still a risk of a release manager accidentally pushing the tag created by the
maven-release-plugin, which has the final name, but is not GPG signed, and should not be pushed,
because it cannot (and should not) change once it is.
> What might be useful here is an alternate, intermediate name, {{@\{project.version\}}}
which can be used as the checkout tag for the perform step.
> Alternatively, no tag actually has to be created in this case (a GPG-signed tag is manually
created later). Unless {{suppressCommitBeforeTag}} is set, the perform step can check out
from {{HEAD~1}}, instead. An option to skip tag creation entirely could work under these circumstances.



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