Apache Camel Quarkus release process

The process is mutatis mutandis the same as for the main Apache Camel repository - see the Release guide page of the Camel documentation.

Here, just a sketch of the repeating part, after you have performed the initial setup following the Camel Release guide.

Pre release tasks

  • When releasing after a recent Quarkus release, check for new releases of third party Quarkus extensions we depend on. They are listed in the Primary dependencies section of the top level pom.xml. If there are new releases, upgrade the versions accordingly and run mvn cq:sync-versions -N from the root directory of the source tree.

  • Close the GitHub release milestone and assign any remaining issues that aren’t covered by the release to the next milestone

Create a release branch

$ export VERSION=$(mvn help:evaluate -Dexpression=project.version -q -DforceStdout | sed 's|-SNAPSHOT||') # the version you are releasing, e.g. 0.1.0
$ export NEXT_VERSION=$(echo ${VERSION} | awk -F. -v OFS=. '{$NF++;print}')-SNAPSHOT # the next development iteration, e.g. 0.1.1-SNAPSHOT
$ export BRANCH=$(echo $VERSION | sed 's|.[0-9][0-9]*$|.x|') # the release branch, e.g. 0.1.x
$ git fetch upstream # upstream is git@github.com:apache/camel-quarkus.git
$ git checkout main # main is the branch from which you want to release
$ git reset --hard upstream/main # make sure you are in sync with upstream
$ git checkout -b $BRANCH

release:prepare and release:perform

With Camel Quarkus, adding -Prelease to release:prepare and release:perform is not necessary, because all necessary profiles are set in the configuration of the maven-release-plugin.

The Maven command to release is as follows:

$ mvn clean release:clean release:prepare -DreleaseVersion=$VERSION -DdevelopmentVersion=$NEXT_VERSION -B release:perform

In case release:prepare is successful but an issue occurs during release:perform, you can resume from the failing artifact to save some time: * First find out from the console output, in which module the release:perform task failed. Say that there was an upload timeout in camel-quarkus-openapi-java module. * Then locate the directory mvn release:perform used for checking out the tag and running the deploy goal. It is usually <root_of_the_project>/target/checkout:


$ cd target/checkout

+ * And finally resume the deploy build as follows:


$ mvn deploy -Papache-release -DskipTests -Denforcer.skip -Dquarkus.build.skip -Dformatter.skip -Dimpsort.skip -Dskip.installyarn -Dskip.yarn -rf :camel-quarkus-openapi-java

Next version in Camel Quarkus main branch

If there are no substantial commits in the release branch, which need to get merged/cherry-picked to main, you can perform this step right after creating the release branch. Otherwise, e.g. if there is a Camel upgrade in the release branch which is not available on Maven Central yet, it is better to perform this step after the new Camel release is available on the Central and after all relevant commits were merged/cherry-picked to main.

While in the release branch we set the $NEXT_VERSION to the next micro SNAPSHOT (e.g. when releasing 0.1.0, $NEXT_VERSION would be 0.1.1-SNAPSHOT), in main, we typically set the next version to the next minor SNAPSHOT (the next minor SNAPSHOT of 0.1.0 is 0.2.0-SNAPSHOT).

$ NEXT_RELEASE=... # e.g. 0.2.0
$ git checkout "main"
$ git reset upstream/main
$ mvn release:update-versions -DautoVersionSubmodules=true -DdevelopmentVersion=$NEXT_SNAPSHOT -B
$ sed -i "s|<camel.quarkus.jvmSince>[^<]*</camel.quarkus.jvmSince>|<camel.quarkus.jvmSince>$NEXT_RELEASE</camel.quarkus.jvmSince>|" tooling/create-extension-templates/runtime-pom.xml
$ sed -i "s|<camel.quarkus.nativeSince>[^<]*</camel.quarkus.nativeSince>|<camel.quarkus.nativeSince>$NEXT_RELEASE</camel.quarkus.nativeSince>|" tooling/create-extension-templates/runtime-pom.xml
$ (cd extensions/qute && mvn clean install -Dquickly) # to regen the Qute Camel component metadata
$ git add -A
$ git commit -m "Next is $NEXT_RELEASE"
# Send a pull request

Update the Apache Camel Quarkus distribution subversion repository

Once the staging repository has been released, the Apache Camel Quarkus distribution subversion repository should be updated as sketched below.

If you are doing this for the first time you need to checkout the Apache Camel Quarkus distribution subversion repository:

$ svn checkout 'https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/camel' camel-releases-dist

In case you have performed the above step during some release in the past, you need to update your working copy:

$ cd camel-releases-dist
$ svn update .

Make sure your public key is present in the KEYS file. Add it, if it is not there yet using gpg command:

$ export EMAIL= # the e-mail address in your key
$ gpg -k $EMAIL >> KEYS
$ gpg --armor --export $EMAIL >> KEYS

Assemble the Apache Camel Quarkus distribution:

$ mkdir -p "camel-quarkus/$VERSION"
$ cd "camel-quarkus/$VERSION"
$ export URL='https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/releases/org/apache/camel/quarkus/camel-quarkus'
$ wget -O "apache-camel-quarkus-$VERSION-src.zip" "$URL/$VERSION/camel-quarkus-$VERSION-src.zip"
$ wget -O "apache-camel-quarkus-$VERSION-src.zip.asc" "$URL/$VERSION/camel-quarkus-$VERSION-src.zip.asc"
$ sha512sum "apache-camel-quarkus-$VERSION-src.zip" > "apache-camel-quarkus-$VERSION-src.zip.sha512"

Ensure that only the latest release from each maintained branches is present. Typically, when releasing e.g. 1.4.0, you may need to delete e.g. 1.3.0:

$ cd .. && ls
$ rm -fr 1.3.0

Review the changes:

$ svn diff

Commit the changes:

$ cd camel-releases-dist
$ svn add --force .
$ svn commit -m "Apache Camel Quarkus $VERSION released artifacts"

Upgrade Camel Quarkus in Quarkus Platform

You can proceed with upgrading Camel Quarkus in Quarkus Platform once the newly released artifacts are available on Maven Central.

Synchronization between Apache Maven repository and Maven Central may take hours. You may find the await-release mojo of cq-maven-plugin handy if you need to upgrade Camel Quarkus in the Platform as soon as possible:



$ cd camel-quarkus
$ mvn cq:await-release -Dcq.version=$VERSION

+ The mojo first lists the artifacts having groupId org.apache.camel.quarkus and the given $VERSION from the local Maven repository and then checks that they are available in Maven Central. As long as there are unavailable artifacts, the requests are re-tried with a (configurable) delay of 60 seconds.

Quarkus Platform hosts the metadata and Maven BOMs necessary for code.quarkus.io as well as for Quarkus tools.
  • Clone Quarkus Platform unless you have done it in the past

    $ git clone git@github.com:quarkusio/quarkus-platform.git
  • Change camel-quarkus.version property in the Quarkus platform top level pom.xml to the newly released version:

    $ cd quarkus-platform
    $ export NEW_VERSION=... # the version you just released, e.g. 0.1.0
    $ sed -i "s|<camel-quarkus.version>[^<]*</camel-quarkus.version>|<camel-quarkus.version>$NEW_VERSION</camel-quarkus.version>|" pom.xml
    # Make sure that it worked
    $ git status
  • Re-generate the BOMs

    $ mvn clean install -DskipTests
    # ^ This will take a couple of minutes because it resolves
    # every single dependency of every single extension included
    # in the platform
    # Then commit the generated changes
    $ git add -A
    $ git commit -m "Upgrade to Camel Quarkus $NEW_VERSION"
  • Run Camel Quarkus integration tests at least in JVM mode:

    cd generated-platform-project/quarkus-camel/integration-tests
    mvn clean test
  • If all tests are passing, send a pull request to the Platform. If there are some new features, fixes, etc. in the release that would be worth to mention in the upcoming Quarkus announcement, you can tag the pull request with release/noteworthy-feature label and provide a short text about those features in the PR description.

Create a GitHub release

This will trigger sending a notification to folks watching the Camel Quarkus github repository, so it should ideally happen once the newly released artifacts are available on Maven Central.

The following needs to be done:

  • Go to https://github.com/apache/camel-quarkus/releases.

  • Click the tag you want to promote to a GitHub release

  • Click "Edit Tag" button

  • In the "New release" form:

  • Leave "Release title" empty

  • Add something meaningful to the description, e.g. something like

    Check the full [release announcement](https://camel.apache.org/blog/2021/06/camel-quarkus-release-2.0.0/)
  • Click the green "Publish release" button at the bottom

Upgrade and tag Examples

When: right after the newest Quarkus Platform becomes available on Maven Central.

  • Make sure all PRs against camel-quarkus-main branch are merged.

  • Since Camel Quarkus 2.3.0, the examples should use Quarkus Platform BOMs in the main branch. To set it do the following:

    $ NEW_PLATFORM_VERSION=... # E.g. 2.2.0.Final
    $ git fetch upstream
    $ git checkout camel-quarkus-main
    $ git reset --hard upstream/camel-quarkus-main
    $ mvn org.l2x6.cq:cq-maven-plugin:2.10.0:examples-set-platform -Dcq.quarkus.platform.version=$NEW_PLATFORM_VERSION
    $ git add -A
    $ git commit -m "Upgrade to Quarkus Platform $NEW_PLATFORM_VERSION"
  • Make sure that the tests are still passing:

    $ ./mvnw-for-each.sh clean verify -Pnative
  • If everything works for you locally, open a PR to merge camel-quarkus-main to main

  • Once the PR is merged, tag the main branch with the $NEW_CQ_VERSION:

    $ NEW_CQ_VERSION=... # the recent release of Camel Quarkus; e.g. 2.2.0
    $ git checkout main
    $ git fetch upstream
    $ git reset --hard upstream/main
    $ ./mvnw-for-each.sh versions:set -DnewVersion=$NEW_CQ_VERSION
    $ git add -A
    $ git commit -m "Tag $NEW_CQ_VERSION"
    $ git tag $NEW_CQ_VERSION
    $ git push upstream main
    $ git push upstream $NEW_CQ_VERSION
  • Prepare the camel-quarkus-main branch for the next development iteration:

    $ NEXT_CQ_VERSION=... # The version used in the current Camel Quarkus main branch without the -SNAPSHOT suffix; e.g. 2.3.0
    $ git checkout camel-quarkus-main
    $ git reset --hard main
    $ mvn org.l2x6.cq:cq-maven-plugin:2.10.0:examples-set-platform -Dcq.camel-quarkus.version=${NEXT_CQ_VERSION}-SNAPSHOT -Dcq.newVersion=${NEXT_CQ_VERSION}-SNAPSHOT
    $ git add -A
    $ git commit -m "Next is $NEXT_CQ_VERSION"
    $ git push upstream camel-quarkus-main --force-with-lease

Further steps

In addition to the above, the following is needed: