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From "Dominik Bartholdi (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MRELEASE-736) Add dryRun flag to release:perform
Date Sat, 03 Mar 2012 06:55:02 GMT


Dominik Bartholdi commented on MRELEASE-736:

for now I did implement a workaround on the jenkins plugin - but I still think this would
be a good complement.
> Add dryRun flag to release:perform
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: MRELEASE-736
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x Release Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: perform
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.2
>         Environment: mvn 3.0.3
>            Reporter: Dominik Bartholdi
>            Assignee: Olivier Lamy
> Please consider to add the "dryRun" flag from the "release:prepare" to the "release:perform"
goal too.
> I have the following use case:
> Jenkins/Hudson has a plugin called m2release which basically is there to help the user
to trigger a maven release. This plugin allows to define a commandline which should be executed
in case of a release build. The common configuration of this arguments are:
> "-Dresume=false release:prepare release:perform"
> the next version of the plugin would like to add a "dryRun" option when triggering a
build and in this case it would just add "-DdryRun=true" to the configured arguments and thats
> Unfortunately this will not work, as the "release:perform" still gets executed and will
> Of course I could also change the Jenkins/Hudson plugin, but this would mean I have to
remove "release:perform" from the passed argument, which is relay ugly.

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