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grunt-release-notes

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grunt-release-notes

A grunt plugin to manage creation of a release notes section in your README. See this repo for example usage.

This is multi task, see Gruntfile and the "Release Notes" section at the bottom of this file for example usage.

The task will fail if the current package.json.version does not have a corresponding file in the release notes directory. The plugin will also generate a markdown unordered list of links to version release notes with display dates which will be saved on grunt.config.releaseNotes.notes. The notes string can then be used to create the README.md from a README.template that uses grunt templating.

Comes with a companion task - grunt notes:since - that will show the contents of your release notes files starting at one version and ending at another.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-release-notes --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-release-notes');

The "releaseNotes" task

Overview

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named releaseNotes to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
    releaseNotes : {
        readmePath : 'README.md',
        templatePath : 'templates/README.template.md'
    }
});

Options

  • notesDirectory - The directory in which your release notes are stored.
    • default : release_notes
  • versionSeparator - The character used to separate the version number from the display date in the release notes file names.
    • default : _
  • notesField - The field on grunt.config.releaseNotes which will be used to create the generate release notes string.
    • default : notes

Task level fields

  • src - If this field and readmePath are both defined, then the grunt template at templatePath will be used to generate the README at readmePath using grunt.config as the template data.
  • dst - If this field and templatePath are both defined, then the grunt template at templatePath will be used to generate the README at readmePath using grunt.config as the template data.
  • baseLinkPath - The base of the path that will be used to generate the links to the release notes. For example : https://github.com/Solid-Interactive/masseuse/blob/master/

releaseNotes:since:[from]:[until] task

grunt releaseNotes:since:[start]:[finish] will show the release notes starting after the start version and ending on the finish version. If no finish is provided, notes will be provided until the latest version. These are displayed and the string is set on the grunt config as releaseNotes.notes for use in templating.

releaseNotes:latest task

releaseNotes:latest will display the release notes for the latest version, and it will add that string to the grunt config as releaseNotes.notes for use in templating.

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release Notes

Do not modify directly. This file is compiled from a template. Created: 2014-10-11 07:28:05

install

npm i grunt-release-notes

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