The Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Maven Release Plugin, 
version 2.1

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 

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


Release Notes - Maven Release Plugin - Version 2.1

** Bug
    * [MRELEASE-128] - SCM properties being replaced during release:perform
    * [MRELEASE-317] - release:prepare should fail if any pom depends on 
    * [MRELEASE-318] - Release plugin throws NullPointerException when using 
version range for dependency
    * [MRELEASE-350] - Option '0' for "specify the selection number ( 0:All 
1:Project Dependencies 2:Plugins 3:Reports 4:Extensions ):" is broken
    * [MRELEASE-370] - release:prepare is not updating inter-modules 
dependencies to the next version snapshot identifier correctly (-DdryRun=true).
    * [MRELEASE-458] - Branch Does Not Honor updateWorkingCopyVersions Setting
    * [MRELEASE-524] -  command line versions don't seem to work on 
release:branch for specific format 
    * [MRELEASE-536] - CommonBasedir Calculation fails on windows
    * [MRELEASE-546] - regression introduced in MRELEASE-261
    * [MRELEASE-551] - Unable to release with maven 3 when having no 
    * [MRELEASE-563] - help strings need help, they are not helpful out of 
    * [MRELEASE-586] - release:perform - The temporary file "pom.xml.branch" 
should be ignored as "" and "pom.xml.tag" are ignored
    * [MRELEASE-589] - Resolved dependencies overwritten when multiple 
subprojects with SNAPSHOT dependencies are released

** Improvement
    * [MRELEASE-497] - Don't overwrite SVN auth cache
    * [MRELEASE-530] - Git provider does 'git push' during 'mvn 
release:prepare' which causes unwanted problems (scm 1.4 upgrade)
    * [MRELEASE-554] - Allow custom files to be modified before doing a prepare 
or branch...
    * [MRELEASE-583] - Better Snapshot Dependency Handling

-The Maven team

Brett Porter

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