Generate changelogs based on tag messages and shortlogs
Automate releases and changelogs based on commit tags and shortlogs.
attribution provides a simple tool for automating a basic release workflow for Python projects. At its core, it generates Markdown-formatted changelogs based on the version tags in your repository, and can both fit into existing workflows, or automate the entire release preparation process with a single command.
When generating a changelog, attribution will find all tag names starting with “v” followed by a valid PEP 440 version identifier. It will then use the message from each tag, combined with the “shortlog”, to generate an ordered changelog that includes recognition for all contributers to your project. The output can be saved to your preferred changelog file, or piped to other tools as part of your release workflow:
$ attribution generate project name ============ v0.2 ---- Another release ``` $ git shortlog -s v0.1...v0.2 1 Ash 3 Misty ``` v0.1 ---- First release ``` $ git shortlog -s ...v0.1 1 Ash ```
If you prefer and end-to-end solution, attribution can also be used for creating release notes, updating a __version__.py file with a matching version, and tagging a signed version bump commit containing the final changelog:
$ attribution tag -m "Final release" 1.0 $ head CHANGELOG.md project name ============ v1.0 ---- Final release ``` $ git shortlog -s v0.2...v1.0 3 Ash 2 Brock ```
attribution is a fully bootstrapped project. The Changelog is generated by attribution, and from version 1.2.0 onward, all releases are created with attribution as well.
attribution requires Python 3.6 or newer. You can install it from PyPI:
$ pip install attribution
attribution should guess reasonable defaults for most common Python projects, but for best results, you should initialize your project configuration:
$ attribution init Project name [attribution]: Package namespace [attribution]: Use __version__.py file [Y/n]:
This will automatically add the appropriate configuration to your project’s pyproject.toml:
[tool.attribution] name = "attribution" package = "attribution" version_file = true
More details can be found in the User Guide.
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