Making a new ANNIS release

You must have mdBook installed to make a release. Otherwise the documentation can't be created.

  1. Check the changelog ( note the last release version number and which kind of changes have been made since the last release. Determine if this is a major, minor or patch release according to semantic versioning.
  2. Create a release using Maven. The command will ask you for the new version number use the most appropriate with respect to the previous version number and the changes made.
mvn release:clean release:prepare release:perform

This will update versions, the changelog, our citation file (CITATION.cff) and the contents of the THIRD-PARTY folder. An GitHub action will automatically create a release on the GitHub platform which includes the binary assets.