Maven Release POM Version 7
team has announced the release of the Apache Parent Project Object Model Version 7,
which provides a base configuration for ASF projects built with the
Maven software tool.
This POM features a configuration for the Maven Assembly Plugin to produce ASF-compliant source distributions, which is part of the “apache-release” profile introduced in version 6 of the POM. The new configuration creates a ZIP archive containing the project’s sources at the root module of the release process. You can then either create a custom assembly descriptor; disable the predefined execution; or configure the Maven Release plugin to use another release profile.
Developers should note that version 2.2-beta-5 of the plugin is required for proper creation of the source distribution.