JBake v2.7.0 release candidate available

We’re getting close to the release of JBake v2.7.0, and given the scale of code changes that have been made recently we thought it was prudent to make a release candidate available.

So JBake v2.7.0-rc.5 is now available from GitHub Releases

We’d be really grateful if you could try this release candidate out against any JBake sites/projects you have. If you encounter any issues please let us know so we can address them prior to the final release of v2.7.0

Important changes

JBake Maven Plugin (v2.7.0-rc.6 or higher)

The JBake Maven plugin version is now aligns to the JBake version and includes all optional JBake core dependencies. Every JBake release now also includes a jbake-maven-plugin release.

This makes it easier to upgrade JBake: no need to align the dependencies any more. It is now also easy to see which JBake version you’re actually using.

Before in pom.xml:

      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.jbake</groupId>
        <artifactId>jbake-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>0.3.5</version><!-- 0.3.5 uses JBake 2.6.7 -->
        ...
        <dependencies>
          <dependency>
            <groupId>org.asciidoctor</groupId>
            <artifactId>asciidoctorj</artifactId>
            <version>2.4.3</version><!-- Adjust when upgrading JBake -->
          </dependency>
          <dependency>
            <groupId>org.freemarker</groupId>
            <artifactId>freemarker</artifactId>
            <version>2.3.31</version><!-- Adjust when upgrading JBake  -->
          </dependency>
          ...
        </dependencies>
      </plugin>

After in pom.xml:

      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.jbake</groupId>
        <artifactId>jbake-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.7.0</version><!-- Same as JBake version -->
        ...
        <!-- No need to maintain transitive dependencies -->
      </plugin>

By Jonathan Bullock - 07 June 2021


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