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  1. Ensure that the release branch already exist.

  2. Checkout the release branch. Example: git fetch upstream && git checkout release-1.5

  3. Run the script found at hack/ as follows:

./hack/ <version> <remote name>


./hack/ v1.6.0-rc1 upstream


The tag must be in one of the following formats to trigger the GH workflow:
* Pre-release: v<MAJOR>.<MINOR>.<PATCH>-rc<RC#>

Once the script is executed successfully, a GitHub workflow will start execution. You can follow its progress under the Actions tab, the name of the action is Release.

  1. When the action completes, visit the generated draft Github releases and enter the details about the release:
  2. Getting started (copy from previous release and new version)
  3. Changelog

Update Brew formula

  1. Update Brew formula:

  2. Fork the repo

  3. Run the following commands to update the brew formula:
    cd homebrew-tap
    ./ kubectl-argo-rollouts $VERSION
  4. If there is a new minor version we want to update the versioned formula as well:
    • Run the following commands to update the versioned brew formula:
      ./ kubectl-argo-rollouts $VERSION @<version_without_patch_and_v>
    • Example: If the new version is v1.3.2, we want to update the formula for v1.3 as well.
      ./ kubectl-argo-rollouts v1.3.2 @1.3
  5. Commit and push the changes to your fork
    git commit -am "Update kubectl-argo-rollouts to $VERSION"
  6. Create a PR with the modified files pointing to upstream/master
  7. Once the PR is approved by a maintainer, it can be merged.


  1. Install locally using the command below and follow the Getting Started Guide:

    kubectl apply -n argo-rollouts -f${VERSION}/install.yaml
  2. Check the Kubectl Argo Rollout plugin:

    brew upgrade kubectl-argo-rollouts
    kubectl argo rollouts version