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Monday December 16, 2019

Apache Maven Release Plugin Version 3.0.0-M1 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven Release, version 3.0.0-M1.

This plugin is used to release a project with Maven, saving a lot of repetitive, manual work. Releasing a project is made in two steps: prepare and perform.

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


You can download the appropriate sources etc. from the download page:


Release Notes – Apache Maven Release Plugin – Version 3.0.0-M1

  • Bugs:

    • MRELEASE-229 – release:rollback is missing remove tag implementation
    • MRELEASE-601 – The Maven 2 release plugin modifies CDATA elements in pom.xml files.
    • MRELEASE-694 – -SNAPSHOT is unexpectedly appended to version in branched pom.xml
    • MRELEASE-908 – Git HTTP authentication failing if there are spaces in the password
    • MRELEASE-928 – exposing the password for SCM URL if build failed to commit files to SCM
    • MRELEASE-947 – Wiki page URL for maven-release-plugin is wrong – post Codehaus termination
    • MRELEASE-964 – Error injecting: org.apache.maven.shared.release.phase.RewritePomsForReleasePhase
    • MRELEASE-966 – release plugin does not respect “mvn -f”
    • MRELEASE-968 – Maven release plugin missing plexus-cipher dependency
    • MRELEASE-975 – NPE when using an unknown project versionpolicy id
    • MRELEASE-997 – Unable to release:perform on windows if a file name contains spaces on windows
    • MRELEASE-1009 – Compilation failure when using Java 10
    • MRELEASE-1034 – Remove SCM tag blocks rollback in some situations
  • New Features:

    • MRELEASE-956 – Release Strategy Interface
    • MRELEASE-980 – Provide the ability to control commit messages
    • MRELEASE-985 – Override SNAPSHOT dependencies from command line
    • MRELEASE-998 – Add ability to create custom phases
    • MRELEASE-1029 – update project.build.outputTimestamp property on prepare
    • MRELEASE-1031 – display release phases to give insight on what’s going on during release
  • Improvements:

    • MRELEASE-703 – [PATCH] Migration from obsolete plexus-maven-plugin to plexus-containers-component-metadata
    • MRELEASE-873 – Remove possibly confusing non-standard goals from example
    • MRELEASE-896 – Disable by default and deprecate useReleaseProfile parameter
    • MRELEASE-909 – Add workItem/task support for scm deliver
    • MRELEASE-958 – Using three digit version number (semver)
    • MRELEASE-976 – release:branch should also support project version policies
    • MRELEASE-977 – release:branch should prompt for branch name if none is given
    • MRELEASE-979 – Support NamingPolicies to manage Branch and Tag names
    • MRELEASE-992 – Deprecated maven flag —no-plugin-updates shows warnings in the console output
    • MRELEASE-993 – Use shallow checkout per default (git scm)
    • MRELEASE-994 – Drop Maven2 support
    • MRELEASE-1005 – Extract ResourceGenerator from ReleasePhase
    • MRELEASE-1007 – Rework usage workingDirectory and commonBasedir
    • MRELEASE-1023 – Minor code cleanups
    • MRELEASE-1032 – add https://m.a.o/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd schema instead of http://m.a.o/maven-v4_0_0.xsd
  • Tasks:

  • Dependency upgrades:


-The Apache Maven team


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