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How to create a release


  • Are versions in docs/ set correctly ?
  • Is it required to have a What is New page (docs/user/en/what_is_new) ?
  • Is it neccessary to update Eclipse Help TOC (Table of content - docs/user/toc.xml and plugins/ ?

How to set/update versions

mvn tycho-versions:set-version -DnewVersion=<version> -Dtycho.mode=maven -Pproduct,sdk,docs,test -Dall

where `<version>` can have the following patterns:

  • e.g. 1.5.0 for final RELEASE
  • e.g. 1.6.0-SNAPSHOT for Development-Version
  • e.g. 1.5.0.RC1 for Release-Candiates


* Its important to build with listed profiles to update versions in all maven modules
* Its required to have Major-, Minor- and Patch-Version (1.5.0 instead 1.5 to be OSGi complaint - otherwise maven build will fail)


Create a Release-Branch

e.g. for 1.5.x Release serie create a branch from master (feature freeze) create a branch and checkout it:

git checkout -b 1.5.x

Update from Development-Version to Release(candidate)

Just set `<version>` to prefered release version, e.g. 1.5.0 or 1.5.0.RC1

Release-Build with maven

Its required to have Sphinx installed to make docs auf or Restructured Text.

mvn clean install -Pproduct,sdk,docs

create installable artifacts

Navigate into deploy folder:

cd deploy

To prepare update and set version for the release to package. Change the following two lines:

export SERIES=1.5
export VERSION=1.5.0.RC1

Afterwards, start packaging with:


NOTE: To create dmg packages for Mac OSX its required to have a Mac OSX Environment

Update next Development-Version on Release-Branch

Set Version from 1.5.0 to 1.5.1-SNAPSHOT

Update next Development-Version on Master-Branch

Set Version from e.g. 1.5.0-SNAPSHOT to 1.6.0-SNAPSHOT

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