I noticed that for a project with a large amount of pom files the prepare command of the release plugin fails when it tries to git add all of the poms.
The failure happens because the SCM plugin attempts to git add all of the files at once which fails on Windows machines due to the command line length limitation.
I have written a small fix and created a pull request
Basicaly, with the fix, the command git add iterates on all files rather than adding them in one command. The fix was already present in the code in
the GitAddCommand.java. However there was one more place in the code with the bug.