[Pulp-dev] github checklist as a part of the release process

David Davis daviddavis at redhat.com
Wed Aug 19 21:13:33 UTC 2020

Another idea: have the release PR contain the checklist. Then it would all
be in one place.


On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM Fabricio Aguiar <fabricio.aguiar at redhat.com>

> On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 12:02 PM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com>
> wrote:
>> A separate github repo might make sense. Right now our release scripts
>> live inside our .travis folders in repo. I don't know that they are project
>> specific so perhaps we could move them to this new repo?
> The script just get the plugin name, I believe it is easy to move to
> another repo and do something similar we do oat pulp-ci
>> David
>> On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 5:57 AM Tatiana Tereshchenko <ttereshc at redhat.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Would a separate github repo with issues enabled make sense?
>>> One place for all templates if we need many (I can think of at least Y
>>> and Z releases).
>>> One place for all release tracking, one can see what is released, and
>>> what is not, without going from repo to repo (or from one redmine project
>>> to another).
>>> This repo can also have release compatibility information/table, or any
>>> other release related data.
>>> I'm also not aware of any easy way of creating a template/checklist in
>>> redmine.
>>> Tanya
>>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 4:22 PM David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Big +1. I really like this idea and believe it could help us organize
>>>> the work for releases.
>>>> How we can apply this to Pulp though? We don't use github issues and
>>>> there's no way to template checklists for redmine issues AFAICT.
>>>> David
>>>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 9:55 AM Fabricio Aguiar <
>>>> fabricio.aguiar at redhat.com> wrote:
>>>>> I like the idea,
>>>>> maybe it is possible to automate when closing the issue, triggering a
>>>>> github action
>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>> Fabricio Aguiar
>>>>> Software Engineer, Pulp Project
>>>>> Red Hat Brazil - Latam <https://www.redhat.com/>
>>>>> +55 11 999652368
>>>>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 8:55 AM Tatiana Tereshchenko <
>>>>> ttereshc at redhat.com> wrote:
>>>>>> I learned recently how Fedora CoreOS folks do their releases and I
>>>>>> really like their process.
>>>>>> I think something similar can be useful for Pulp. We already have ~15
>>>>>> steps in our release guide
>>>>>> <https://pulp.plan.io/projects/pulp/wiki/Pulp3_Release_Guide> and
>>>>>> it's without some pre/post-release steps, like release announcement
>>>>>> collaboration, writing blog posts, etc.
>>>>>> The idea is simple.
>>>>>> Have a checklist template (for each type of release if needed).
>>>>>> Create a github issue with this checklist and mark it as you perform
>>>>>> the steps.
>>>>>> In addition post any relevant links as comments.
>>>>>> Here is the example
>>>>>> https://github.com/coreos/fedora-coreos-streams/issues/158
>>>>>> Benefits:
>>>>>>  - release progress is open and transparent to everyone, including
>>>>>> our community
>>>>>>  - it's easy to look at the history if needed
>>>>>>  - release "guide" is always up to date
>>>>>>  - if one started a release and can't finish for some reason (e.g.
>>>>>> end of working day in their time zone), another one can take over
>>>>>>  - keeps a release person more organized (those who released many
>>>>>> times sometimes perform steps by memory and might forget some small steps;
>>>>>> often people multitask and do something while waiting for the builds to be
>>>>>> done. Our release guide serves the same purpose but one needs to
>>>>>> consciously go back to it, here it requires you to click the checkbox.)
>>>>>> Cons:
>>>>>>   - a potential downside is that it's one more action to do and a new
>>>>>> process to follow. Though it should be very close to the release guide, so
>>>>>> I hope it does not add much to our processes, it should not feel like
>>>>>> something new :)
>>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>>> Tanya
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