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From shea <shea.phill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: creating a branch from a tag with release:branch
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 20:26:19 GMT

Thanks for the quick reply, Emmanuel.

I upgraded to the beta-7 plugin version, and I am having better results.

What the plugin doco does specify is that the release:branch goal should be
invoked from a checkout location with the revision/tag you want to branch
from. (i.e. tags/<my_release_version>).

I used the following commandline to create a maintenance branch
(branches/myapp-1.3.1) from an existing tag location (tags/myapp-1.3):

mvn release:branch -DbranchName=myapp-1.3.1 -DupdateBranchVersions=true
-DupdateWorkingCopyVersions=false

The -DupdateBranchVersions flag pertains to the versions in the pom.xml -
not the scm versions.  If false, it will retain the same version as the
tagged release; if true, it will prompt for a version, defaulting to a
snapshot of the tagged release, which may or may not be what you want.


Shea.



Emmanuel Venisse wrote:
> 
> It's a problem I fixed one week ago. It is actually in the new snapshot of
> the release plugin deployed
> 
> Emmanuel
> 
> shea a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> 
>> I am trying to create a branch based on a release tag.  The branch would
>> be
>> used for maintenance purposes. (I am using an svn scm provider with the
>> standard layout)
>> 
>> The release plugin doco doesn't indicate where I should be running the
>> release:branch goal from...
>> 
>> If I run it from the trunk, it creates a branch from the current
>> development
>> version, regardless of whether I give it -Dtag=<myrelease_version>.
>> 
>> If I run it from a tag folder, it complains that I don't have a SNAPSHOT
>> project in the reactor projects list.  
>> 
>> It makes sense to me that I should be able to do a release from a release
>> tag folder, or from the trunk, (by providing a value for -Dtag=...).
>> 
>> I ahve experiemented with -DupdateBranchVersions=true
>> -DupdateWorkingCopyVersions=false, but the situation is no better.
>> 
>> Does anyone have any thoughts on what I am doing wrong?
>> 
>> This is actually just a simplistic test project with one artifact at this
>> point before I try to apply this to my multi-module, JEE project.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Shea.
> 
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