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Releasing rpm-ostree

  1. Increment the year_version and release_version macros in configure.ac.
  2. Increment the Version field in rpm-ostree.spec.in.
  3. Verify the libdnf deps in rpm-ostree.spec.in are up to date by copy/pasting the relevant bits from the spec in the git submodule (libdnf/libdnf.spec).
  4. Submit as a PR and wait until reviewed and CI is green.
  5. Once merged, do git pull $upstream && git reset --hard $upstream/main on your local main branch to make sure you’re on the right commit.
  6. Draft release notes by seeding a HackMD.io with git shortlog $last_tag.. and ideally collaborating with others. Filter out the commits from dependabot. See previous releases for format.
  7. Use git-evtag to create a signed tag with the release notes as its content. Make the first line be the name of the tag itself.
  8. Push the tag using git push $upstream v202X.XX.
  9. Create the xz tarball:
    • make -f Makefile.bindings bindings
    • make -C packaging -f Makefile.dist-packaging dist-snapshot
  10. Create a GitHub release for the new release tag using its contents and attach the tarball.