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From "Olivier Lamy" <>
Subject [ANN] Maven Release Plugin 2.0-beta-8 Released
Date Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:42:18 GMT
The Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Maven Release
Plugin, version 2.0-beta-8.

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


Release Notes - Maven 2.x Release Plugin - Version 2.0-beta-8

** Bug
    * [MRELEASE-87] - Poms are written with wrong encodings
    * [MRELEASE-188] - release:perform is not updating some modules to
the next version identifier correctly.
    * [MRELEASE-201] - Deployed POM is not valid XML
    * [MRELEASE-221] - XML header missing in modified POM after release:prepare
    * [MRELEASE-223] - Generated pom.xml has invalid chars (does not
correctly handle xml entities)
    * [MRELEASE-254] - tests failed on windows
    * [MRELEASE-255] - during a release several elements are removed
from the pom.xml (which should be left there)
    * [MRELEASE-267] - Whitespaces in artifactId or groupId prevent
version update
    * [MRELEASE-268] - Release is broken with Subversion 1.3.x and earlier
    * [MRELEASE-302] - Test don't pass on windows due to encoding issues
    * [MRELEASE-305] - release:prepare forgets a slash when changing
the <scm> urls
    * [MRELEASE-337] - generated command line must remove newLine characters
    * [MRELEASE-351] - xml declaration removed on release
    * [MRELEASE-355] - Deploying from Leopard, with Svn 1.4.4 has
error on automated Svn commit
    * [MRELEASE-360] - NullPointerException in release
    * [MRELEASE-364] - InvokerMavenExecutor fails with NPE if
additional arguments are not set
    * [MRELEASE-365] - ForkedMavenExecutor fails with NoSuchMethodError
    * [MRELEASE-366] - Using InvokerMavenExecutor fails in combination
with space in paths

** Improvement
    * [MRELEASE-173] - Allow command line specification of versions
    * [MRELEASE-321] - Add support for -DdevelopmentVersion and
-DreleaseVersion to facilitate command line configuration
    * [MRELEASE-341] - support release process that use a staging repository
    * [MRELEASE-345] - Keep comments in rewritten elements
    * [MRELEASE-359] - Release plugin depends on mvn being in the path
of the shell that started the current build
    * [MRELEASE-382] - Specifying workingDirectory as system property
on CL is not picked up by release:perform

** New Feature
    * [MRELEASE-369] - upgrade scm version to last 1.1 (and add by
default new providers accurev and git)

** Task
    * [MRELEASE-316] - remove copy of plexus-utils' XML encoding support sources

** Wish
    * [MRELEASE-313] - add an option to set the profile(s) used to
perform the release

Have fun !

-The Maven team

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