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If I am pushing a new version (v0.2) of my plugin (v0.1) on the repo, what does I do with the stable tag in readme file? Change it to v0.2?

What should come here? Clarifications please :)

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Yes. You need to:

  • Change stable tag to 0.2
  • Commit (or copy/branch) new version to /tags/0.2
  • Don't forget to update version to 0.2 in plugin's header
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I think it's recommended that the last step should be to update trunk/readme.txt to reflect the new stable tag. Otherwise you can get a possible race condition where the wp.org servers think there's a new tag to bundle, but it doesn't actually exist yet, because you haven't done the svn cp yet. – Dougal Campbell Apr 16 '11 at 21:20
@Dougal Campbell I think refresh interval of repository is 15 minutes so order isn't particularly important and I didn't meant my answer to enforce any order... I will edit to change to unordered list. – Rarst Apr 16 '11 at 21:25
What's up with the order? Shouldn't I just commit everything to trunk and then copy over to a sub-directory in Tags? – Ashfame Apr 16 '11 at 21:30
@Ashfame yes, that will work. I think what Dougal wanted to describe is that it can glitch if repository refresh happens after you change trunk but before you create target tag. Personally I think that is unlikely. – Rarst Apr 16 '11 at 21:33
@Rarst Even if that glitch occurs, it will be resolved in next refresh anyway, right? – Ashfame Apr 16 '11 at 21:37

I'd recommend this order of operations:

  1. Update your plugin's .php file in trunk to reflect the new version, and commit
  2. svn cp trunk tags/0.2
  3. Edit tags/0.2/readme.txt and trunk/readme.txt to reflect new stable tag
  4. svn commit -m "Tagging ver 0.2"
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