The new release of the Apache Maven Release Plugin 2.4.2 contains three bug fixes:
- MRELEASE-766 – release:prepare stores settings.xml in a public directory
- MRELEASE-832 – When performing a release, username and password parameters are ignored.
- MRELEASE-846 – m2 release plugin exposes SCM password in release.properties file.
Here the link to the change log for this release.