Making releasesΒΆ

  1. Cross-check CI green lights. Are all Travis builds green? Is nightly Jenkins build green?
  1. Cross-check Read The Docs documentation builds. Are docs building fine? Is this check done as part of the continuous integration? If not, add it.
  1. Cross-check demo site builds. Is demo site working?
  1. Check author list. Are all committers listed in AUTHORS file? Use kwalitee check authors. Add newcomers. Is this check done as part of the continuous integration? If not, add it.
  1. Update I18N message catalogs.
  1. Update version number. Stick to semantic versioning.
  1. Generate release notes. Use kwalitee prepare release v1.1.0.. to generate release notes. Use empty commits with “AMENDS” to amend wrong past messages before releasing.
  1. Tag it. Push it. Sign the tag with your GnuPG key. Push it to PyPI. Is the PyPI deployment done automatically as part of the continuous integration? If not, add it.
  1. Bump it. Don’t forget the issue the pull request with a post-release version bump. Use .devYYYYMMDD suffix.