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Generate releases based on semantic version labels on pull requests

CircleCI Codecov npm All Contributors npm Auto Release code style: prettier

Automated releases powered by pull request labels. Streamline your release workflow and publish constantly! auto is meant to be run in a continuous integration (CI) environment, but all the commands work locally as well.

Release Features:

  • Calculate semantic version bumps from PRs
  • Skip a release with the skip-release label
  • Publish canary releases from PRs or locally
  • Generate changelogs with fancy headers, authors, and monorepo package association
  • Use labels to create new changelog sections
  • Generate a GitHub release

Pull Request Interaction Features:

  • Get the labels for a PR
  • Set the status of a PR
  • Check that a pull request has a SemVer label
  • Comment on a PR with markdown
  • Update the PR body with contextual build metadata

Visit the docs for more information.


Auto has an extensive plugin system and wide variety of official plugins. Make a PR to add yours!

Package Managers:

  • brew - Automate the creation of Homebrew formulae
  • chrome - Publish code to Chrome Web Store
  • crates - Publish Rust crates
  • cocoapods - Version your Cocoapod, and push to your specs repository!
  • git-tag - Manage your projects version through just a git tag (default when used with binary)
  • gradle - Publish code with gradle
  • maven - Publish code with maven
  • npm - Publish code to npm (default when installed through npm)

Extra Functionality:

  • all-contributors - Automatically add contributors as changelogs are produced using `all-contributors-cli
  • conventional-commits - Parse conventional commit messages for version bumps
  • exec - Tap into hooks and run scripts on the terminal
  • first-time-contributor - Thank first time contributors for their work right in your release notes.
  • gh-pages - Automate publishing to your gh-pages documentation website
  • jira - Include Jira story links in the changelog
  • omit-commits - Ignore commits base on name, email, subject, labels, and username
  • omit-release-notes - Ignore release notes in PRs made by certain accounts
  • released - Add a released label to published PRs, comment with the version it's included in and comment on the issues the PR closes
  • s3 - Post your built artifacts to amazon s3
  • slack - Post release notes to slack
  • twitter - Post release notes to twitter
  • upload-assets - Add extra assets to the release

Start Developing

To get set up, fork and clone the project then run the following command:



You must build at least once before running the tests or lint.

yarn build

In watch mode:

yarn start

Installing the binary

Install the bundled binary onto your system. This requires the project to be built or in watch mode.

yarn install-mac

If running this for the first time you may also have to run the following command.

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/auto


yarn clean


yarn lint


yarn test

Run the docs

yarn docs:watch

Create a new plugin

Get started developing a new plugin in the monorepo in seconds.

The two arguments are:

  1. A spaced name
  2. A description
yarn create:plugin "My Plugin" "Do something really cool"


Feel free to make an issue or open a pull request!

Make sure to read our code of conduct.

🚀 Projects Using auto 🚀

⭐️ Storybookjs design-system - Storybook's official design system

⭐️ space-kit - Home base for Apollo's design system

⭐️ react-glider - A react wrapper for glider.js

⭐️ Ignite - Modern markdown documentation generator

⭐️ reaction - Artsy’s React Components

⭐️ emission - Artsy’s React Native Components

⭐️ webpack-inject-plugin - A webpack plugin to dynamically inject code into the bundle.

⭐️ html-webpack-insert-text-plugin - Insert text into the head or body of your HTML

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Does your project use auto? Then use our custom badge!

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🎨 Prior Art 🎨

auto is inspired by some excellent tech that came before it.


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Adam Dierkens

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Andrew Lisowski

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Justin Bennett

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Alec Larson


Tyler Krupicka


Zachary Sherwin

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Yogesh Khandlewal


Matt Boulanger


Karen Lo


James Nail

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Brian Muenzenmeyer


Sarah van der Laan


Hannes Güdelhöfer


Eric Clemmons

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Jeremiah Zucker


Brandon Miller

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Harris Borawski

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Shelby Cohen

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Kyle Brown

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This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

Adding a Contributor

To add a contributor run yarn contributors:add, choose "Add new contributor or edit contribution type" and follow the prompts.


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