Automates semantic release versioning and best practices for elixir packages.
Explublish helps keeping a clean and trackable version history in a project,
while providing a consistent and easy release experience to its maintainers.
It was created with a continuous release process in mind and can be used to
fully automate the release of new package versions.
## What it does
Inspired by various release utilities that exist for different languages and ecosystems,
Expublish provides a mix task that guarantees a clean and functioning project state
before it performs the steps required to release a new package version following
[semantic versioning](https://semver.org/) conventions.
Using `mix expublish` guarantees:
- a clean git working directory.
- passing tests.
- an increased version in mix.exs or version file.
- a new curated changelog entry.
- a new version git commit and tag.
- `git push` to given remote and branch.
- `mix hex.publish` to release the new package version and documentation to users.
Some of the steps can be opted out from and when not executed from CI,
it's recommended to _always_ execute a `--dry-run` before rerunning the expublish task without said option.
`mix expublish` supports various command-line options, check out the [Cheatsheet](./docs/CHEATSHEET.md) and [Reference](./docs/REFERENCE.md) pages.
## Getting started
1\. Follow the [installation](./docs/INSTALLATION.md) instructions.
2\. For every new release, create a `RELEASE.md` containing a new changelog entry:
$ echo "- changelog entry one\n- changelog entry two" > RELEASE.md
3\. Run `mix expublish`:
$ mix expublish.minor
_Note that in case the push or publish step fail because of missing authentication
or a failing network, the task must not be rerun. Instead run `git push` or
`mix hex.publish` to finish releasing the new version._
See the [Installation](./docs/INSTALLATION.md) page to learn how to set up Expublish.
See the [Cheatsheet](./docs/CHEATSHEET.md) page to get a quick overview on how to use the various options.
## Version levels
See the [Version levels](./docs/VERSION_LEVELS.md) page to learn how Expublish increases version levels.
## Quick Reference
See the full [Reference](./docs/REFERENCE.md) page to learn about all valid `mix expublish`
task levels, options and defaults.
Usage: mix expublish.[level] [options]
major - Publish next major version
minor - Publish next minor version
patch - Publish next patch version
stable - Publish current stable version from pre-release
rc - Publish release-candidate pre-release of next patch version
beta - Publish beta pre-release of next patch version
alpha - Publish alpha pre-release of next patch version
-d, --dry-run - Perform dry run (no writes, no commits)
--allow-untracked - Allow untracked files during release
--as-major - Only for pre-release level
--as-minor - Only for pre-release level
--disable-publish - Disable hex publish
--disable-push - Disable git push
--disable-test - Disable test run
--changelog-date-time - Use date-time instead of date in new changelog entry
--branch=string - Remote branch to push to, default: "master"
--remote=string - Remote name to push to, default: "origin"
--commit-prefix=string - Custom commit prefix, default: "Version release"
--tag-prefix=string - Custom tag prefix, default: "v"
--version-file=string - When working with a separate version file
## Links and resources
- [Hex.pm docs](https://hex.pm/docs/usage)
- [Keep a changelog](https://keepachangelog.com/en/1.1.0/)
- [SemVer specification](https://semver.org/)
- [Blog post on private hex auth](https://medium.com/@brunoripa/elixir-application-deployment-using-a-ci-and-private-hex-pm-dependencies-23f45fe04973)
- [Example github action](https://github.com/ucwaldo/expublish/blob/master/.github/workflows/release.yml#L31-L42)