[Pulp-dev] When to apply plugin_template changes

Matthias Dellweg mdellweg at redhat.com
Tue Dec 15 09:28:47 UTC 2020

My understanding is, that it should never be a problem to update. Always
checking before doing a release sounds like a very good idea, as it assures
that the release process is in line with the (hopefully updated) release
guide. Should we add it as a line item in the release process guide?

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:23 AM Tanya Tereshchenko <ttereshc at redhat.com>

> Hi Quirin,
> I'm replying based on my experience. Maybe folks can add more or correct
> me if I'm off somewhere.
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:27 PM Quirin Pamp <pamp at atix.de> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I wanted to ask if there is some agreed upon workflow/convention, on when
>> to apply the latest changes from the plugin template?
> I'm not aware of any written workflow/convention at the moment.
> I believe if changes in plugin template are critical to plugins and need
> to be applied immediately, a person responsible for the change either
> creates PRs for all active content plugins, or if it's not really feasible,
> communicates the needed change on pulp-dev list.
>> Before releasing? As need arises? When it receives a tag? As often as
>> possible?
> For the plugins I'm maintaining, I always update it before the release.
> And sometimes I update it if a new feature added and I'd like to start
> using it, e.g. publishing docs to pulpproject.org nightly.
>> In general I tend to check what changes there are before any pulp_deb
>> releases, or if there is some immediate need.
>> A related question: When is the plugin_template given a tag? Whenever
>> someone feels like generating a new changelog for it?
> Tagging plugin_template is a part of the pulpcore release process (it's
> the first step, https://pulp.plan.io/issues/7645). So there is always a
> tagged version with every pulpcore release.
> In the majority of cases it should be fine to use this tagged version
> during for your plugin release. In some exceptional cases, there can be a
> fix merged afterwards if something affected plugin releases.
> I personally always update from the master branch. It seems to be a good
> idea to tag plugin_template if an important fix for plugin releases is
> merged afterwards to make it clear for everyone what is the last version
> which needs to be used.
> Tanya
>> Regards,
>> Quirin Pamp
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