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From Lukas Theussl <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release FileUpload 1.1.1-RC1
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2006 05:22:46 GMT

>> The problem is that at the moment of the release, lastRelease should
>> still mean the previous release but it doesn't. At that moment it
>> suddenly means that release and you get a really small changelog.
> Well that's brilliant. I wonder if anyone can come up with a use case for
> that behaviour... ;-)

Some background: I joined the Maven team just at a time when (almost) 
everybody abandoned m1 and concentrated on m2 development, leaving 
behind some 65 plugins in an unmaintained and half-finished state. So my 
usecase was that this option allowed me to view at a glance what had 
been worked on still after each last release, without having to look up, 
and manually fill in, the release dates for each of these ~65 plugins.

It was never meant to be used 'in production' though, as a 
well-maintained project with a responsible RM should always have these 
dates up-to-date (which means: set at release time). Or do you think 
that a 'nextToLastRelease' option would be reasonable? :)


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