cockpit-podman communicates to podman through its REST API.
Releases are automated using Cockpituous release which aims to fully automate project releases to GitHub, Fedora, Ubuntu, COPR, Docker Hub, and other places. The intention is that the only manual step for releasing a project is to create a signed tag for the version number.
The release steps are controlled by the cockpituous-release script.
It is important to keep your NPM modules up to date, to keep up with security updates and bug fixes. This is done with the npm-update bot script which is run weekly or upon manual request through the npm-update.yml GitHub action.
Similarly, translations are refreshed every Tuesday evening (or manually) through the weblate-sync-po.yml action. Conversely, the PO template is uploaded to weblate every day through the weblate-sync-pot.yml action.