we have a problem with maven releases and maven version plugin. In Jenkins we want to do releases automatically upon pressing a button. To remove snapshot dependencies we want to use the maven versions plugin. Suppose we have two projects A (latest release 0.0.1, latest snapshot 0.0.2-SNAPSHOT) and project B with a dependency on ProjectA - 0.0.2-SNAPSHOT and we want to release project B. How can we upgrade project Bs dependencies to the latest available release version? The maven versions plugin goal "use-releases" does not change the 0.0.2-SNAPSHOT dependency because there is no 0.0.2 release version of this project.
So my question is: how can we automatically remove snapshot dependencies and replace them with the latest available release version in our scenario?