The attached patch makes the maven-release-manager support SCMs that do NOT checkout projects into the checkout directory itself but into subdirectories of the checkout directory. The SCM provider implementation must provide a relative path to the project directory within the CheckoutScmResult. This has been implemented for ClearCase already. See
SCM-288 for further details.
The patch also contains a ScmTranslator implementation for ClearCase, and therefore makes it possible to use the Release plugin with ClearCase (only when using auto-generated config specs as introduced by
PS: The maven-release-plugin's unit tests in trunk seem to fail at the moment, even without this patch, at least in my environment. This patch only makes changes to maven-release-manager, not maven-release-plugin.