How do I display a version release date in a custom release notes velocity template?

After a bit of searching, I found that the "$version.getReleaseDate()" function will return a date object that has the information I'm trying to display. But the problem is that I can't figure out how to format the returned object so that it will render as a string in the release notes. It seems like it should be simple, but I just haven't been able to get anything to work. Can anyone provide a function that will format this date as a string?

Thanks,

Jason

Edit - Here's the template I'm trying to use. Everything works except the release date:

#macro (getReleaseNoteComment $issue $customFieldManager)
    #set ($customFields = $customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects($issue.project.getLong("id"), $issue.issueType.getString("id")))
    #foreach($customField in $customFields)
        #if($customField.name.equals("Release Notes"))
            #if($customField.getValue($issue))
               $textUtils.htmlEncode($customField.getValue($issue))
            #end
        #end
    #end
#end
              
<title>$action.getText('release.notes.text.title', $project, $version) </title>
<body>
    <h1>$action.getText('release.notes.heading', $project, $version)<br>$!dateFormatter.format($version.getReleaseDate())</h1><P>
        <table>
            <tr>
                <td>
                    #foreach ($issueType in $issueTypes)
                         #if($issueType.issues.size() > 0)
                             #if ($textUtils.htmlEncode($issueType.name) == "Bug")
                                #set ($FixedIssueTypeName = "Resolved Issues")
                             #elseif ($textUtils.htmlEncode($issueType.name) == "Improvement")
                                #set ($FixedIssueTypeName = "Enhancements")
                             #else
                                #set ($FixedIssueTypeName = $textUtils.htmlEncode($issueType.name))
                             #end
                             <h2>$FixedIssueTypeName</h2>
                             <ol>
                                 #foreach ($issue in $issueType.issues)
                                 <li style="padding-bottom:12pt;"><Strong>[<a xhref='$!appProps.getString("jira.baseurl")/browse/$issue.key'>$issue.key</a>] -
                                     $textUtils.htmlEncode($issue.summary)</Strong><BR>#getReleaseNoteComment($issue $customFieldManager)</li>
                                 #end
                             </ol>
                         #end
                    #end
                </td>
            </tr>
    </table>
</body>

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Not very clean but this code works:

#macro (getVersionDate $issueTypes $versionName)
#set( $seen = "0" )
#foreach ($issueType in $issueTypes)
#if($issueType.issues.size() > 0)
#foreach ($issue in $issueType.issues)
#foreach ($vv in $issue.fixVersions)
#if($seen.equals("0") && $vv.name.equals($versionName))
$textUtils.htmlEncode($vv.getReleaseDate().toLocaleString().replace('00:00:00', '')) #set( $seen = "1" )
#end
#end
#end
#end
#end
#end

......
<h1>#getVersionDate($issueTypes $version) $textUtils.htmlEncode($project) version $textUtils.htmlEncode($version)</h1>
.....

Please feel free to make it better.

THANK YOU! That did exactly what I wanted!

Oops - I did have to change the '00:00:00' to '12:00:00 AM' to get rid of the time, but otherwise it did what I wanted. :)

Try dateformatter.formatDMYHMS or dateformatter.format

hope this helps

Sherry

Sherry - thanks for responding! Unfortunately neither of these worked. All I got back was "$dateFormatter.format($version.getReleaseDate())" or "$dateFormatter.formatDMYHMS($version.getReleaseDate())". I also tried "$outlookDate.format($version.getReleaseDate())" with no luck. I know somebody else must have done this before...

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