This page is far from finished but contains some basic information on getting started. If you have any questions reach out to us in #voxpupuli on Freenode.
Anyone can participate in voxpupuli. We currently have four levels of participation, orchestrated by github teams.
We have a number of communication channels:
IRC still counts as the preferred point of contact for many of us but we tend to be available and reachable through both. If you need to reach out to a maintainer because of behaviour in our community that you find questionable please read through our Code of Conduct, you’ll find a contact address there.
Longer form cross-project discussion tends to take place on the mailing list, as well as release announcements.
You will have someone by your side in this process. The general flow is to…
If you have many modules you wish to migrate, this will be cumbersome. In this case we will generally create a separate group and give you administrator access to speed things up.
Forge publishing is handled by travis and puppet-blacksmith.
Most modulesync’ed settings can be overridden through a .sync.yml. You may also need to (re)define your travis testing matrix with respect to puppet version. This prevents the deploy hook from running once for each version of puppet defined in your testing.
Travis needs to be aware of the rename, this can be done by pushing a single commit. Travis needs to be enabled for the new repository, you can do that here.
The secure line is unique per repository and often the only line in .sync.yml. To get a secure line:
Ask an admin (or submit a PR) to add your module to the list here. Then an admin will run the encrypt_travis.sh script and push a new version of this which you can then copy and paste your travis secure line from.
Note that you need to mask your
secure: line in .travis.yml from modulesync. Here is an example of what that looks like.
If the forge puppet password is changed, an admin can run encrypt_travis.sh and the modules can bring in the new password on their own schedule.
Gem publishing is handled similarly, except there is not a unified user. Each gem owner is responsible for their own .travis.yml
Please note that in order to perform a release you must be in the Collaborators group on Github for the module in question.
Run modulesync to ensure the dotfiles are up to date.
Create a ‘release pr’. This pull request updates the changelog and bumps the version number to the target version, removing all release candidate identifiers, i.e. from
0.10.7. Here’s an example: puppet-extlib’s 0.10.7 release. In most cases it is sufficient to update CHANGELOG.md and metadata.json. We try to honor semantic versioning and decided that dropping ruby1.8 support is a major change and requires a major version bump for the module. (Only the minor version should be bumped if the module is pre version 1.0 and ruby 1.8 support has been dropped.)
Get community feedback on the release pr, get it merged.
Checkout an updated copy of master (
git checkout master; git fetch origin; git pull origin master)
If necessary, run
bundle install before continuing.
Run the rake target
travis_release. This will:
-rc0to the end
bundle exec rake travis_release
Travis will then kick off a build against the new tag created and deploy that build to the forge.