1.0.12 • Public • Published

Generic Release Script for NPM

Release script needed to release the PODs to NPM. Make sure to only release the /lib folder to NPM!

Requirements to the REPO

  • develop as main branch and master as released branch
  • user with admin rights to develop and master must execute the script
  • deployment should always be inside @axa-ch npm org
  • user have to have publish rights into the repo

Step by step guide

  • Create your awesome new repository and run npm install @axa-ch/generic-release --save-dev
  • Create a new branch called develop.
  • Edit git settings and make develop the default branch (https://help.github.com/articles/setting-the-default-branch/).
  • Protect master and develop from direct push if needed.
  • In your .npmignore make sure to add all development folders like src or stack. Remember, npm publish will ignore the .gitignore if a .npmignore file is in the root directory
  • Make sure that in your package.json the correct org is set like so: @axa-ch/your-awesome-project
  • When starting your development, make sure to set the version 0.0.0 if you start in BETA. This setting also have to be applied into the package.json
  • Add a dummy build script in your package.json "build": "echo \"Placeholder here\"",
  • Make sure that you have a npm account in the axa-ch npm org
  • Log in into npm in your cli simply by npm login
  • Now we are ready to release the first version to NPM! Only for very most first time, run npm publish --access public
  • Now the release script will work for you. It will add tags in github and increase the BETA counter. More instructions will be found when running the script itself (guided release)
  • You can run the release script simply by running node_modules/.bin/generic-release in your cli in the root directory of your project. Of course you can also create a npm job for it like so:
"scripts": {
  "release": "generic-release lib",

Don't forget to add your folders containing your lib exports like so: generic-release lib dist whatever!

Have fun in releasing!

Config example of the axa-ch-pod:

  "name": "@axa-ch/axa-ch-pod",
  "version": "0.0.0",
  "description": "AXA CH pod",
  "scripts": {
    "release": "generic-release lib"
    "build": "echo \"Placeholder here\""
  "repository": {
    "type": "git",
    "url": "git+https://github.com/axa-ch/axa-ch-pod.git"
  "author": "Luca Mele",
  "license": "SEE LICENSE IN README.md",
  "bugs": {
    "url": "https://github.com/axa-ch/axa-ch-pod/issues"
  "homepage": "https://github.com/axa-ch/axa-ch-pod#readme",
  "devDependencies": {
    "@axa-ch/generic-release": "^1.0.1"
  "dependencies": {}

License: AXA Versicherungen AG




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