Making releases


  • Check that all migrations are created (makemigrations).

  • Check that all translations are done.

  • Check for changes in helfertool.yaml: update docs and helfertoolctl

  • Write changelog and update tables with releases (here and here)

  • Publish news with tag update on website


The following describes the steps for a new release series (like 1.1.x). For patch releases of LTS versions, replace the dev branch with another temporary branch and master with lts/....

Rebase the dev branch to the master first. Then, check that the version is correctly set in the following files. It needs to be the latest version of the master branch (like 1.0.2).

  • .bumpversion.cfg

  • src/version.txt

A commit of the changes is not necessary.

Then create the new version:

bump2version --allow-dirty major|minor|patch

Check the git log:

  • There should be a new commit and tag.

  • The commit should only change the version in the two files listed above, nothing else.

Push the branch, but not the tag:

git push

Create a pull request on Github, so that the final code quality checks are started.

If this is ok, merge the branch and also push the tags:

git checkout master
git merge dev
git push
git push --tags


The, the Docker container need to be build, tested and pushed:

First, build the container from scratch:

./scripts/ build

Then run it to see if every services starts, check http://localhost:8000 in your browser:

./scripts/ test

If that worked, push the new container:

./script/ push

Git cleanup

In the dev branch, the version in src/vesion.txt needs to be set to dev again. Commit this change to the dev branch.