Releasing a new version#

Releasing a new version of plone.api involves the following steps:

  1. Prepare source for a new release.

  2. Create a git tag for the release.

  3. Push the git tag upstream to GitHub.

  4. Generate a distribution file for the package.

  5. Upload the generated package to Python Package Index (PyPI).

To avoid human errors and to automate some of the tasks above we use jarn.mkrelease. It's listed as a dependency in and should already be installed in your local bin:

$ bin/mkrelease --help

Apart from that, in order to be able to upload a new version to PyPI you need to be listed under Package Index Owner list and you need to configure your PyPI credentials in the ~/.pypirc file, e.g.:

index-servers =

username = fred
password = secret


Follow these step to create a new release of plone.api.

  1. Verify that we have documented all changes in the CHANGES.rst file. Go through the list of commits since last release on GitHub and check all changes are documented.

  2. Modify the version identifier in the to reflect the version of the new release.

  3. Confirm that the package description (generated from and others) renders correctly by running bin/longtest and open its ouput in your favorite browser.

  4. Commit all changes to the git repository and push them upstream to GitHub.

  5. Create a release, tag it in git and upload it to GitHub by running bin/mkrelease -d pypi -pq . (see example below).


In the following example we are releasing version 0.1 of plone.api. The package has been prepared so that contains the version 0.1, this change has been committed to git and all changes have been pushed upstream to GitHub:

# Check that package description is rendered correctly
$ bin/longtest

# Make a release and upload it to PyPI
$ bin/mkrelease -d pypi -pq ./
Releasing plone.api 0.1
Tagging plone.api 0.1
* [new tag]         0.1 -> 0.1
running egg_info
running sdist
warning: sdist: standard file not found: should have one of README, README.txt
running register
Server response (200): OK
running upload
warning: sdist: standard file not found: should have one of README, README.txt
Server response (200): OK


Please ignore the sdist warning about README file above. PyPI does not depend on it and it's just a bug in setupools (reported and waiting to be fixed).