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From "Robert Munteanu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MRELEASE-431) Configuration of policy for calculating next (release) version
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:38:53 GMT


Robert Munteanu commented on MRELEASE-431:

[~rfscholte] - I've attached [^MRELEASE-431-v3.patch], with the VersionPolicyRequest addition
( [diff on github|]
> Configuration of policy for calculating next (release) version
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MRELEASE-431
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Release Plugin
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: prepare
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-beta-8
>            Reporter: Carsten Ziegeler
>            Assignee: Robert Scholte
>             Fix For: 2.5
>         Attachments: 0001-MRELEASE-431-Configuration-of-policy-for-calculating.patch,
MRELEASE-431.patch, MRELEASE-431-v2.patch, MRELEASE-431-v3.patch
> 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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