Release Your Software

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Today, we’re excited to announce Releases, a workflow for shipping
software to end users. Releases are first-class objects with changelogs
and binary assets that present a full project history beyond Git artifacts.
They’re accessible from a repository’s homepage:

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Releases are accompanied by release notes and links to download the software
or source code.

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Following the conventions of many Git projects, releases are tied to Git tags.
You can use an existing tag, or let releases create the tag when it’s published.

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We recommend projects use Semantic Versioning, but it is
not required.

Creating Releases

As a repository collaborator, you can draft up a changelog in a release’s notes.
Any non-production releases (alphas, betas, release candidates) can be
identified through the pre-release checkbox.

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You can also attach binary assets (such as compiled executables,
minified scripts, documentation) to a release. Once published, the
release details and assets are available to anyone that can view the repository.

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Happy shipping! :ship:

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