Goals available for this plugin:
|release:branch||Branch a project in SCM, using the same steps as the release:prepare goal, creating a branch instead of a tag. For more info see http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/branch.html.|
|release:clean||Clean up after a release preparation. This is done automatically after a successful release:perform, so is best served for cleaning up a failed or abandoned release, or a dry run. Note that only the working copy is cleaned up, no previous steps are rolled back. For more info see http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/clean-release.html.|
|release:help||Display help information on maven-release-plugin.
mvn release:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=<goal-name>to display parameter details.
|release:perform||Perform a release from SCM, either from a specified tag, or the tag representing the previous release in the working copy created by release:prepare. For more info see http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/perform-release.html.|
|release:prepare||Prepare for a release in SCM. Steps through several phases to ensure the POM is ready to be released and then prepares SCM to eventually contain a tagged version of the release and a record in the local copy of the parameters used. This can be followed by a call to release:perform. For more info see http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/prepare-release.html.|
|release:prepare-with-pom||Prepare for a release in SCM, fully resolving dependencies for the purpose of producing a "release POM".|
|release:rollback||Rollback changes made by a previous release. This requires that the previous release descriptor release.properties is still available in the local working copy. For more info see http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/rollback-release.html.|
|release:stage||Perform a release from SCM to a staging repository.|
|release:update-versions||Update the POM versions for a project. This performs the normal version updates of the release:prepare goal without making other modifications to the SCM such as tagging. For more info see http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-release-plugin/examples/update-versions.html.|
The following specifies the minimum requirements to run this Maven plugin:
|Memory||No minimum requirement.|
|Disk Space||No minimum requirement.|
You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:
<project> ... <build> <!-- To define the plugin version in your parent POM --> <pluginManagement> <plugins> <plugin> <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId> <artifactId>maven-release-plugin</artifactId> <version>2.1</version> </plugin> ... </plugins> </pluginManagement> <!-- To use the plugin goals in your POM or parent POM --> <plugins> <plugin> <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId> <artifactId>maven-release-plugin</artifactId> <version>2.1</version> </plugin> ... </plugins> </build> ... </project>
For more information, see "Guide to Configuring Plug-ins"