Perform a release

Performing a release does the following:

  • Checkout from an SCM URL with optional tag
  • Run the predefined maven goals to release the project (by default, deploy site-deploy)

To execute this step, run:

mvn release:perform

This relies on release.properties being present from a previous release. If this is not the case, you need to give the goal the name of the URL and optional tag to perform the release from. For example:

mvn release:perform -DconnectionUrl=scm:svn:https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/maven/plugins/tags/maven-release-plugin-2.0

After the release is complete, the release.properties and other release files will be removed from the checkout.