After upgrading from git 1.7 to 2.7, the M2 Release Plugin silently failed to upload released artifacts to a maven release repository. Instead, a snapshot was uploaded. A workaround is to force reliance on a more recent version of the the maven-release-plugin maven plugin. A better solution would be for this Jenkins plugin to use a newer version of the maven-release-plugin maven plugin.
The release options and goals in the Jenkins job that worked before the release were:
The release options and goals that worked after the release were: