Optional umbrella deps in release

It seems that the :optional flag is broken for umbrella dependencies in Elixir 1.15. For example, there’s an umbrella project https://github.com/Ellocsys/optional_deps with a dependency graph like this:

└── app_2
    └── app_1 (optional)

When building a release with the command mix release app_3, the optional dependency app_1 will be included in the release with a launch type of :permanent. However, in version 1.14, the same optional dependency would be added to the release with a launch type of :load, which is consistent with the documentation:


“Optional dependencies will not be started by the application.”

Can you please advise if this is a bug or if managing the startup of optional dependencies should be done differently now?