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Apache Maven Release Plugin Version 3.0.0-M5 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven Release, version 3.0.0-M5.

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 perform.

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-M5

  • Bugs:

    • MRELEASE-1053 – scm element removed during release:prepare when parent != reactor root
    • MRELEASE-1066 – FileUtils.copyDirectory(File srcDir, File destDir) fails on Windows
    • MRELEASE-1069 – typo: it’s
    • MRELEASE-1071 – update property when its initial value is 0 to 9
  • New Feature:

  • Task:

  • Dependency upgrades:


-The Apache Maven team