- After the completion of maven-release-plugin, run
- the reincrementalify goal
- commit POM changes as new commit
- Do another push to SCM
Everything can be implemented as a single Maven Mojo (e.g. "incrementals-release")
There is a risk of some edge cases, but it would help plugin developers a lot to keep their master branches release-ready at any time. It's also important for all CD-alike flows which may break if they do not reincrementalify.