This is a guide to the process of creating a new release, and is meant for the maintainers of Raster Vision.
The following instructions assume that Python 3 is the default Python on your local system. Using Python 2 will not work.
Minor or Major Version Release¶
It’s a good idea to update any major dependencies before the release.
Fix any broken badges on the Github repo readme.
Update the docs to reflect all changes since last release. You can view a local copy of the docs by running
docker/run --docsand then viewing
tiny_spacenet.pyif needed and copy its contents to the index, Quickstart, and Github repo readme.
Update Changelog, and point out config API changes.
rastervision run inprocess rastervision.pipeline_example_plugin1.config1 -a root_uri /opt/data/pipeline-example/1/ -s 2 rastervision run inprocess rastervision.pipeline_example_plugin1.config2 -a root_uri /opt/data/pipeline-example/2/ -s 2 rastervision run inprocess rastervision.pipeline_example_plugin2.config3 -a root_uri /opt/data/pipeline-example/3/ -s 2
Run all Examples and check that evaluation metrics are close to the scores from the last release. (For each example, there should be a link to a JSON file with the evaluation metrics from the last release.) This stage often uncovers bugs, and is the most time consuming part of the release process. There is a script to help run the examples and collect their output in
rastervision.pytorch_backend.examples.test. There are the following subcommands:
runto run sets of examples remotely or locally,
collectto download certain files generated by running examples to aide inspection, and
predictto run the predict command on example model bundles. To use this script, you will need to follow certain conventions around file organization which will be apparent in the
cfgdictionary in the source code for
Collect all model bundles, and check that they work with the
predictcommand and sanity check output in QGIS.
Update the Model Zoo by uploading model bundles and sample images to the right place on S3. If you use the
collectcommand (described above), you should be able to sync the
Update the version number. This occurs in many, many places, so it’s best to do this with a find and replace over the entire repo.
Make a PR to the
masterbranch with the preceding updates. In the PR, there should be a link to preview the docs. Check that they are building and look correct.
Make a git branch with the version as the name, and push to Github.
Ensure that the docs are building correctly for the new version branch on readthedocs. You will need to have admin access on your RTD account. Once the branch is building successfully, Under Versions -> Activate a Version, you can activate the version to add it to the sidebar of the docs for the latest version. (This might require manually triggering a rebuild of the docs.) Then, under Admin -> Advanced Settings, change the default version to the new version.
GitHub Actions is supposed to publish an image whenever there is a push to a branch with a version number as the name. If this doesn’t work or you want to publish it immediately, then you can manually make a Docker image for the new version and push to Quay. For this you will need an account on Quay.io under the Azavea organization.
./docker/build docker login quay.io docker tag raster-vision-pytorch:latest quay.io/azavea/raster-vision:pytorch-<version> docker push quay.io/azavea/raster-vision:pytorch-<version>
Publish all packages to PyPI. This step requires
twinewhich you can install with
pip install twine. To store settings for PyPI you can setup a
[pypi] username = azavea
Once packages are published they cannot be changed so be careful. (It’s possible to practice using testpypi.) Navigate to the
raster-visionrepo on your local filesystem. With the version branch checked out, run something like the following to publish each plugin, and then the top-level package.
export RV="/Users/lfishgold/projects/raster-vision" cd $RV/rastervision_pipeline python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/* cd $RV/rastervision_aws_batch python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/* cd $RV/rastervision_aws_s3 python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/* cd $RV/rastervision_core python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/* cd $RV/rastervision_pytorch_learner python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/* cd $RV/rastervision_pytorch_backend python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/* cd $RV/rastervision_gdal_vsi python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/* cd $RV python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel twine upload dist/*
Announce new release on Gitter, and with blog post if it’s a big release.
Bug Fix Release¶
This describes how to create a new bug fix release, using incrementing from 0.8.0 to 0.8.1 as an example. This assumes that there is already a branch for a minor release called
To create a bug fix release (version 0.8.1), we need to backport all the bug fix commits on the
masterbranch that have been added since the last bug fix release onto the
0.8branch. For each bug fix PR on
master, we need to create a PR against the
0.8branch based on a branch of
0.8that has cherry-picked the commits from the original PR. The title of the PR should start with [BACKPORT].
Make and merge a PR against
master) that increments the version in each
0.8.1. Then wait for the
0.8branch to be built by GitHub Actions and the
0.8Docker images to be published to Quay. If that is successful, we can proceed to the next steps of actually publishing a release.
Using the Github UI, make a new release. Use
0.8.1as the tag, and the
0.8branch as the target.
Publish the new version to PyPI. Follow the same instructions for PyPI that are listed above for minor/major version releases.