Release & Development Process

This document would give an idea about aah Development and Release Process. I will be improving process efficiency iteratively as project grow.

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aah internally uses codebase for Package Versioning and commitment to provide stable release version in-addition to the user choice of package management tools like glide, govendor, etc.

  • Github Tag is Stable and Production ready.
  • Default branch is v0-edge, v1-edge, and so on. Development, Bug fix, Pull Request, happens on that.
    • Note: master is not a default branch.
  • Branch master is kept as tidy codebase of aah.
  • In the being of every development iteration, package version number increment and updated to 0.1.0-edge
  • In the release preparation package version is update from 0.1.0-edge to 0.1.0
  • Travis build, test cases and manual testing to ensure codebase is stable & ready for the release.
  • PR created from v0-edge branch (v1, etc.) to master branch.
  • Release tag gets created from latest commit sha, typically readme file update commit of the release.

Release Cycle

  • Security fix is gets addressed and released as soon as possible, refer to how to report security issues?.
  • Bug fixes and minor enhancements are planned to release on monthly basis.
    • Please Note: If zero bug fixes then this release may not happen.
  • Feature and Enhancement is planned to release every 3 to 6 months cycle.
    • Smaller feature or enhancement might get released earlier.
    • Have a look on Roadmap.

API Stability

aah and it’s libraries will be maintained in a compatible way between major version unless some vital bugs prevent me from doing so. I don’t take API changes lightly.

Process to Release Framework and Library

  • Make good effort for Unit testing and code coverage
  • Check Travis Build is alright and you get green ticket on Github
  • Update with appropriate information (status icons URLs, version no, date, etc)
  • Commit it as readme update for v<version-number> release [ci skip]
    • Typically used for creating release tag with this commit sha
    • We are building branch and master that is good enough for consistency check and release. Let’s use the Travis CI resources optimally for aah project
  • Push it to repo
  • Create a PR from branch vX-edge to master and Merge it
  • Update the Documentation on go-aah/docs repo
    • Branch master is always the latest release documentation
    • Create a branch from master for previous release
      • These previous release branch docs are accessible from by version-number
      • For e.g.: new release v0.6 so create branch called v0.5 from master (preserving previous release docs)
    • Update the documentation on the branch master for the release and add Release Notes, Changelog and Migration Info
    • Push it go-aah/docs repo
  • Create a Release Tag and Publish
    • Tag name must comply with SemVer For example: v0.1, v1.0.0, v1.0.1 etc
    • Release Title is v<version-number> Release
    • In Describe release text box, put the links to official website for release notes, changelog, migration info. Typically
    • Hit the Publish release button
  • Refer Broadcast section for making release announcement

Broadcast Framework Release

We have to broadcast new releases of framework and libraries on -

aah community: Framework and Libraries release.

Global Audience: Only Framework release.