- The continuous integration job does not fail.
- The JIRA issues included in the release are closed.
- The source code quality of the plugin must be acceptable: the SQALE index must be A, and the SQALE remediation factor must not increase between two releases.
- A dedicated page is created for the plugin in the wiki.
Call a Vote
Before a release can occur, a vote must take place.
The vote is initiated by sending an email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org:
- the subject is prefixed with [VOTE]
- the body contains:
- a link to the snapshot artifact (you can find it on http://repository-sonarplugins.forge.cloudbees.com/snapshot/org/codehaus/sonar-plugins).
- an explanation of the plugin, status, and any other info you feel is relevant.
The standard is to wait 72 hours for responses. This gives other developers and users time to test and provide feedback. Each plugin committer gets one vote: -1 meaning "no" or +1 meaning "yes." Only SonarQube plugin committers can vote. The first release requires three +1's and no -1's. For subsequent releases, the vote can be passed by lazy consensus: it passes if there are no -1's.
- Close the vote on the dev mailing-list: respond to your earlier [VOTE] post, announcing that the vote is closed and who the voters were, or that the vote passes by lazy concensus
- Check the prerequisites
Set your Codehaus username/password in Maven settings.xml:
- Install Codehaus SSL certificates into JDK
Deploy the plugin to the Maven central repository by executing the following command with default values:
- Send an email to email@example.com to ask that the technical release be completed (this updates the wiki page header, closes the JIRA version and makes the new version available in the Update Center).
- If it is the first release of the plugin, add it to the Plugin Library page
- If a sonar-example is available, ask to have the the plugin version updated in the validation.txt file
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the message of the announcement so that SonarSource can publish it on the plugins feed.