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From Dan Rollo <>
Subject release plugin 2.3.2 adds <tag> to <scm>
Date Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:38:17 GMT
This is not a problem report, but more an information request.
The <scm> section in my poms never had a <tag> section.
I just noticed the release plugin (2.3.2) is adding <tag> to the <scm> 
section of poms during a release:


The maven docs say this is the default value by convention (when not 

Also, in the tag created during the release process, the <tag> is 
appropriately updated to the name of the newly created tag in the pom in 
that git tag.

Just wondering: when, and why did this behavior start?
I was surprised to see this new tag after doing a release, and would 
like to understand why it is needed. Is it a git/tag thing?

In case it matters, the scm is git.


Dan Rollo

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