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From "Sankaran, Nambi" <>
Subject RE: Lightweight maven-releases, or an alternative to the maven-release-plugin
Date Wed, 01 May 2013 01:04:50 GMT
Hi Rotch

This sounds quite interesting and I feel it would be useful to a lot of projects.
The release-plugin as it is, is not very flexible.


1. Why does the jar need to be part of maven installation? Why not a plugin?
2. Can it generate a version based on some strategy? Looks like the version needs to be supplied
through CLI parameter.
3. Some releases need a TAG in SCM while some releases don't require a TAG. 
   Is there a possibility of having this functionality?
4. What happens if the release is trying to overwrite an already existing version on the repository?
5. What kind of formats are supported? jar, war etc.


-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Brechb├╝hl [] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:22 PM
Subject: Lightweight maven-releases, or an alternative to the maven-release-plugin

Hi all

Maybe somebody is interested in how a release could be built in a more lightweight and safe
way than with the maven-release-plugin. Especially recommended for nightly releases.

It's not yet released, but basically fully working:

*mvn clean install -Dversion.override=1.2.3-S-5*

Have fun.

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