Release Process

This document describes the current release process. It may or may not change in the future.


Each week on Monday if there was a commit since the last release create a new release. The version number of this release is in pyproject.toml.

To make a release the following things need to happen:

  1. Update the unreleased section to contain the version number and date for the release you are building. Create a pull request with the change.

  2. Tag the release commit with the version number as soon as the PR is merged: git tag v0.12.3, then git push --tags

  3. Build the release with ./dev/, then publish it with ./dev/

  4. Create an entry in GitHub releases with the release notes for the previously tagged commit.

After the release

Create a pull request which contains the following changes:

  1. Increase the minor version in pyproject.toml by one.

  2. Update all files which contain the current version number if necessary.

  3. Add an unreleased section in the changelog.rst.

Merge the pull request on the same day (i.e., before a new nighly release gets published to PyPI).