How to create a service release

See also release-process for more general guidance.

  • Fetch pristine source tree, best do a new local clone, e.g.
    git clone
    git checkout openwrt-22.03
    • Replace branch name with appropriate one
  • Place script from maintainer repo into the clone
  • Execute ./ -k 818021EBB6C9ECDA -v 22.03.0
    • Replace key ID and version number with appropriate values
  • Review auto generated commits with git log -p -2
    • Should show one setting adjustment and one setting revert commit
  • Review auto generated tag with git show v22.03.0
    • Should show a git tag with associated GPG info and commit references
    • Replace version number accordingly
  • Compare the files changed automatically with a previous tag
    • git diff v22.03.0-rc2 v22.03.0-rc3 -- feeds.conf.default include/ package/base-files/ version
  • Check the signature on the tag with git verify-tag -v v22.03.0
    • Should show “Good signature from <your name>
  • Push auto generated commits and tag to the remote:
    git push origin openwrt-22.03
    git push --follow-tags origin refs/tags/v22.03.0:refs/tags/v22.03.0
    • Use credentials provided by admin
  • Open the “Builds → Builders” page
    • Select 00_force_build builder
    • Click on Force builds button at the top of the page
  • Fill out the form
    • Enter your name at Your name input box :-)
    • Enter for example “Trigger release builds” as reason
    • Select Git tag you want to build from Build tag list
    • Click “Force Build”
  • Review buildbot activity in waterfall view
  • Copy from maintainer repo into the local clone
    • The script needs the perl module, install libjson-perl and libtext-csv-perl on Debian
  • Execute ./ v22.03.0..v22.03.1
    • Replace version numbers accordingly
    • Revision range should cover all commits since last release
    • Suggest to redirect stdout to a file
    • Replace base and minor versions accordingly
    • Take care to preserve the first introductory paragraph in the wiki pages
    • Ideally use a prior change log page as template
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  • Last modified: 2022/10/18 09:11
  • by hauke