The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven 
Release Plugin, 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 
You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:
You can download the appropriate sources etc. from the download page:

Release Notes - Maven Release Plugin - Version 3.0.0-M1

** Bug
    * [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: 
    * [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 Feature
    * [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 property on prepare
    * [MRELEASE-1031] - display release phases to give insight on what's going 
on during release

** Improvement
    * [MRELEASE-703] - [PATCH] Migration from obsolete plexus-maven-plugin to 
    * [MRELEASE-873] - Remove possibly confusing non-standard goals from example
    * [MRELEASE-896] - Disable by default and deprecate useReleaseProfile 
    * [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 
    * [MRELEASE-977] - release:branch should prompt for branch name if none is 
    * [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 

** Task
    * [MRELEASE-356] - Deprecate the automated release profile
    * [MRELEASE-990] - switch to Git
    * [MRELEASE-1027] - New Release
    * [MRELEASE-1033] - Site: Dead link to wiki

** Dependency upgrade
    * [MRELEASE-952] - Replace JDom as XML transformer
    * [MRELEASE-1010] - Upgrade maven-plugins parent to version 32
    * [MRELEASE-1024] - Upgrade to SCM 1.11.2
-The Apache Maven team

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