jenkins 2.3+ due to security changes documented here: https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Plugins+affected+by+fix+for+SECURITY-170 breaks repository connectors variable injection of the VERSION parameter, into the build. meaning you cannot use this variable for further build steps in the process.
pull request by Fabrice:
a workaround for this, at the sacrifice of security, is in the top wiki link
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