Create a release based workflow

This course focuses on releases, and more complex branching strategies.

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When your team uses a release-based workflow, GitHub makes it easy to collaborate on your next big idea.

GitHub releases allow your team to package and provide software to your users based on a specific point in the history of your project. In this course, you'll learn how to create a release-based workflow that is built on the foundations of the GitHub flow.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Build a project board to manage your next release
  • Create and commit changes on a release branch
  • Create a Git tag and a release on GitHub
  • Resolve bugs after a release
  • Automate and better document your release changes
Steps to complete this course 14
  1. Create a beta release

    Create a beta release, or a pre-release, from the existing codebase.

  2. Create a project board

    Prepare for the next release using GitHub Projects.

  3. Triage issues in a project

    Add an issue to a project column.

  4. Add a new feature on the release branch

    Update the and open a pull request.

  5. Merge the new feature to the release branch

    Merge the pull request to update the release branch.

  6. Open a release pull request

    Create a pull request to bring the new feature into master.

  7. Approve changes for the next release

    Approve pull request changes for an upcoming release.

  8. Install and configure a GitHub app

    Use the Release Drafter GitHub app to help with release notes.

  9. Merge the config for Release Drafter

    Merge the configuration file for Release Drafter to set a template for the release.

  10. Merge the release branch

    Merge the release branch into master.

  11. Finalize the release

    Complete the release by publishing the drafted release.

  12. Approve a hotfix pull request

    Submit a hotfix to a previous release.

  13. Approve the backport pull request

    Backport the patch commits to the release branch.

  14. Create release v1.0.1

    Create a patch release based on the most recent commit on the release branch.

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