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Comment: More notes on Snapshot


Making a Snapshot Release (e.g. 'dspace-x.y-SNAPSHOT')

For a new module (or a major modification), sometimes it can be useful to release a SNAPSHOT version to Maven.  That way you can test this SNAPSHOT version in a local DSpace build (or in a Docker build) before  you do the official release.

One Step Process

From a clean, up-to-date copy of master/branch, run the following command:


The snapshot will be immediately available in the public Sonatype snapshot repository:

(NOTE: it's not possible to list the contents of the Snapshot repository, but our DSpace Parent POM references it as a source... so anything released to the Snapshot repository can be immediately tested/used by the DSpace codebase.)

Releasing a Single Module/Project