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From "Weston, Steve" <>
Subject RE: release-plugin non-interactive release and system properties
Date Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:29:43 GMT
Thanks  for the reply. Unfortunately I get the same result when using a SNAPSHOT in the <version>
tag too. Is my assumption that the command line arguments override the values in the pom correct

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: 09 January 2014 09:22
To: Maven Users List
Subject: Re: release-plugin non-interactive release and system properties

Hi Steve,

> I’m confused as to how the version number in a pom file and the system 
> properties like -DdevelopmentVersion=2.0-SNAPSHOT and -
> DreleaseVersion=1.2
> interact.
> When I run a mvn –B release:prepare –DdryRun=true –Dtag=1.2 - 
> DdevelopmentVersion=2.0-SNAPSHOT -DreleaseVersion=1.2 for a pom.xml 
> where <version>1.0</version> and <packaging>jar</packaging> the

> resulting jar file uses the pom version number not the command line 
> version, i.e xxx-1.0.jar . Is this expected behaviour and if so what 
> is the point of specifying the versions on the command line ?

AFAIK this will only work when you have a snapshot version in your pom, i.e. <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>.


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