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

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 property on prepare
    • MRELEASE-1031 – display release phases to give insight on what’s going on during release
  • Improvements:

  • Tasks:

  • Dependency upgrades:


-The Apache Maven team