Generates release announcements. It takes information from the
POM and from the
changes.xml file and using a template
generates release information.
Here is a sample announcement:
The maven team is pleased to announce the Maven Announcement plugin 1.1 release! http://maven.apache.org/maven-1.x/plugins/announcement/ The Announcement plugin generates release announcements. It uses the information found in both the POM and in the changes.xml file to generate the announcement text. Changes in this version include: New Features: o Added description information from the POM to the generated announcement to explain what the project does. o Added information in the generated announcement to indicate from where the plugin can be downloaded. o Added information in the generated announcement to indicate how to install the plugin using the plugin:download goal. o Added more information when running the plugin. Also added a check to verify if the announcement version matches an entry in the changes.xml file. Fixes MPANNOUNCEMENT-2. Thanks to Fabrizio Giustina. o Several new additions that makes the plugin more generic: the team name is now taken from pom.groupId, "" are removed from the first line, changes are sorted by type, changes report issue number and due-to, the download link is generated from pom.distributionDirectory and the "plugin has been tested with..." line has been removed. Fixes MPANNOUNCEMENT-1. Thanks to Fabrizio Giustina. Fixed bugs: o Add a space after the "." of the "Fixes xxx." (which happens when you use the "issue" attribute in changes.xml). Changes: o Added maven.announcement.file property and echo'd it during generation To automatically install the plugin, type the following on a single line: maven plugin:download -DgroupId=maven -DartifactId=maven-announcement-plugin -Dversion=1.1 For a manual installation, you can download the Maven Announcement plugin here: http://repo1.maven.org/maven/maven/plugins/maven-announcement-plugin-1.1.jar Have fun! -The development team