Somewhat dwarfed by Benjamin sneaking in the Maven 3.0 release vote 15 minutes later, the Maven Release Plugin 2.1 is currently being voted on.
It includes a handful of changes, most notably MRELEASE-530 to work better with Git.
The release plugin has a history of being a bit fickle across releases, so if you’re using the latest version, please try it out!
The biggest task ahead for the plugin is a thorough cleansing of the JIRA project. Even a cursory glance shows a significant number of duplicate, outdated, or out of scope issues. Hopefully that is something to revisit beyond ApacheCon next month.