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Version release checklist

The steps to follow each time release a new version of a Django package.

  • Update the changelog

  • Update setup.py with new version and any new dependencies

    • Consider including RC (release candidate) in release name until we're sure we're uploading a package with all tiny details accounted for
  • Update requirements.txt with any new dependencies

  • Run python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel, make sure their aren't any errors

  • Spotcheck new release package in dist/ to make sure all files made it in.

  • Run twine upload dist/* --skip-existing

  • Release on GitHub

    • git commit final change and run git tag "v#.#.#" with whatever the release number is
    • Run git push origin master --tags
    • Add list of changes to the page release on GitHub