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From Nathan Coast <>
Subject how to make the SVN release process more robust
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:51:14 GMT
Classification: Public

Hi all,

As SVN tags are simply a convention overlayed on top of SVN directories, 
SVN tags are therefore mutable.  This opens the possibility that someone 
could inject code to a tag between the release:prepare and the 
release:perform phases.

This would mean that the code checked out during release perform phase 
could be different from the code which was originally tagged.

To close this potential loophole, I'm considering this solution:
1)  Modify the behaviour within 
org.apache.maven.scm.provider.svn.svnjava.command.tag.SvnTagCommand  to 
return the tag revision number via TagScmResult
2)  Write the result to
3)  Utilise the revision number within the checkout command (tag plus 

Does anyone have any alternate suggestion for how to solve this? 



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