How to Create a New Release
To create a new release, please follow the steps below:
- Click on the Releases tab in the Copado Change Management application (if this option doesn’t show up straightaway, click on More and select it from the drop-down menu).
- Click on New in the top right corner.
- Fill in the relevant fields and click on Save.
Once you have created your release, the below visual page will be displayed:
Creating a Feature Branch out of a Different Branch (Not Main Branch)
As of Copado v11, a new section is added to the release page (Advanced section), where users will be able to include a branch which will be used as source branch to create feature branches. In previous Copado releases, the main branch was taken always by default. Now, it will be the default branch, but it is possible to change it.
There is also a new field in the release called Base Branch, where users will be able to check the branch that is being used to create the feature branch. For more information about the fields included in a release, please visit our article Release Overview.
Adding a version to your release will help you better track the events when new changes are delivered into production. As of Copado v11, it will be easier to have a better version control of your releases.
If you create a new release, you will be able to create new values which will apply (1, 1.1, 1.0.1) to your release. The Major value is selected by default.
From the Release Detail page, click on Set Version. The following page will let you select your release version:
If the previous version is set as Status = Released, the version values will be automatically calculated to make the version assignment easier.
If your version number has a prefix and/or suffix (e.g. "v3.43.64-SUMMER"), the following version will include the texts provided and will calculate the next number for the release.