In that JIRA the various maven plugins we use for key build processes
were updated. This brings us more in-line with latest apache parent
pom which helps with builds and consistency. But, also we fixed usage
of mavens profile activation method 'activeByDefault' which did not
work as I think many of us assumed it did.
The primary change that impacts folks is those who do builds with the
-Pdir-only profile. This profile can save you roughly 30-40 seconds
during the build as it avoids making the zip/tar.gz and instead just
makes a directory. However, this is now accomplished by setting a
system propery during the build called 'dir-only'. Therefore the only
difference is -Pdir-only becomes -Ddir-only. So a build such as 'mvn
clean install -Ddir-only' works great and saves some seconds.
Andre: Did you have this documented anywhere you recall? I though it
was on the contrib guide or someplace but I dont see it so will likely
leave it alone for now.