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From "Andrei Pozolotin (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MRELEASE-431) Configuration of policy for calculating next (release) version
Date Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:20:53 GMT


Andrei Pozolotin commented on MRELEASE-431:

maven should implement semantic versioning in the core

some plugins which are doing this:

> Configuration of policy for calculating next (release) version
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MRELEASE-431
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x Release Plugin
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: prepare
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-beta-8
>            Reporter: Carsten Ziegeler
> Currently, when preparing the release, the version to release is always the next version
which usually is the current version without the snapshot extension.
> There are quiet a lot projects (Apache Felix, Sling and others) following an even release
numbering policy. So while the current development version is odd (like 1.2.3-SNAPSHOT), the
next released version will be 1.2.4.
> It would be nice if this could be made configuration through some configuration property
> <versionPolicy>next-even</versionPolicy> (with possible values being: next
(default, as-is), next-even, next-odd
> I briefly scanned through the code and it seems that adding support for this requires
changes in both, the release-manager and the release-plugin.
> If this feature gets accepted and if someone could give me some minor hints how/where
to add this I could come up with a patch.

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