Maintenance information


This is internal documentation for Zope developers having to create official Zope releases.

Release process


The following persons have access to the Zope package on PyPI (in order to release new versions):

  • Hanno Schlichting
  • Michael Howitz
  • Tres Seaver
  • Jens Vagelpohl

Steps for creating a new Zope release

  • Check the versions.cfg file for outdated or updated packages and update version information where necessary.

  • Update version information:

    • (remove dev postfix)
    • versions-prod.cfg (pin Zope)
  • Run bin/buildout to update requirements-full.txt

  • Update docs/CHANGES.rst with a release date.

  • Commit the changes.

  • Run all tests:

  • Tag the release.

  • Upload the tagged release to PyPI:

    python2.7 egg_info -RDb '' sdist bdist_wheel upload --sign
    release (of zest.releaser)
  • Update version information:

    • (bump version number, add dev postfix)
    • versions-prod.cfg (remove Zope pin)
    • run bin/buildout to update requirements-full.txt
    • commit and push the changes
  • Check the visible releases on at (should default to showing the active branches):
  • Switch to the gh-pages branch of Zope and run ./ Commit and push the changes.