Checklist to release a new eHive version

  1. Update the Changelog manually using a text editor
  2. Review
  3. Check all of the above into “master” branch

In ensembl-hive and all meadows (but not guiHive):

  1. git checkout -b version/x.y
  2. On the “version/x.y” branch in file substitute the occurences of “master” in the URLs by “version/x.y” and commit it. Do the same in docker/Dockerfile and docs/
  3. git checkout master
  4. On the “master” branch increment the version of Bio::EnsEMBL::Hive::Version to x.(y+1)
  5. Merge the “version/x.y” branch ignoring the changes made in 7). Add the -s ours option to git merge
  6. Update default branch on GitHub to point to version/x.y