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Generate releases based on semantic version labels on pull requests

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Automated releases powered by pull request labels. Streamline your release workflow and publish constantly! auto is meant to be run in a continuous integration (CI) environment, but all the commands work locally as well.

Release Features:

  • Calculate semantic version bumps from PRs
  • Skip a release with the skip-release label
  • Publish canary releases from PRs or locally
  • Generate changelogs with fancy headers, authors, and monorepo package association
  • Use labels to create new changelog sections
  • Generate a GitHub release

Pull Request Interaction Features:

  • Get the labels for a PR
  • Set the status of a PR
  • Check that a pull request has a SemVer label
  • Comment on a PR with markdown
  • Update the PR body with contextual build metadata

Visit the docs for more information.

📌 Plugins 📌

Auto has an extensive plugin system and wide variety of official plugins. Make a PR to add yours!

Package Managers:

  • brew - Automate the creation of Homebrew formulae
  • chrome - Publish code to Chrome Web Store
  • cocoapods - Version your CocoaPod, and push to your specs repository!
  • crates - Publish Rust crates
  • docker - Publish images with Docker
  • gem - Publish ruby gems
  • git-tag - Manage your projects version through just a git tag (default when used with binary)
  • gradle - Publish code with gradle
  • maven - Publish code with maven
  • npm - Publish code to npm (default when installed through npm)
  • sbt - Publish Scala projects with sbt
  • vscode - Publish code to the VSCode extension marketplace

Extra Functionality:

  • all-contributors - Automatically add contributors as changelogs are produced using all-contributors-cli
  • conventional-commits - Parse conventional commit messages for version bumps
  • exec - Tap into hooks and run scripts on the terminal
  • first-time-contributor - Thank first time contributors for their work right in your release notes.
  • gh-pages - Automate publishing to your gh-pages documentation website
  • jira - Include Jira story links in the changelog
  • magic-zero - A plugin that closely adheres to semver versioning for 0.0.x and 0.x.y releases
  • microsoft-teams - Post your release notes to a Microsoft teams channel
  • omit-commits - Ignore commits base on name, email, subject, labels, and username
  • omit-release-notes - Ignore release notes in PRs made by certain accounts
  • pr-body-labels - Allow outside contributors to indicate what semver label should be applied to the Pull Request
  • released - Add a released label to published PRs, comment with the version it's included in and comment on the issues the PR closes
  • s3 - Post your built artifacts to amazon s3
  • slack - Post release notes to slack
  • twitter - Post release notes to twitter
  • upload-assets - Add extra assets to the release

🔨 Start Developing 🔨

To get set up, fork and clone the project then run the following command:



You must build at least once before running the tests or lint.

yarn build

In watch mode:

yarn start

Installing the binary

Install the bundled binary onto your system. This requires the project to be built or in watch mode.

yarn install-mac

If running this for the first time you may also have to run the following command.

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/auto


yarn clean


yarn lint


yarn test

Run the docs

yarn docs

Create a new plugin

Get started developing a new plugin in the monorepo in seconds.

The two arguments are:

  1. A spaced name
  2. A description
yarn create:plugin my-plugin "Do something really cool"

Create a new package

Get started developing a new package in the monorepo in seconds.

The two arguments are:

  1. A spaced name
  2. A description
yarn create:package my-package "Do something really cool"

🍻 Contributing 🍻

Feel free to make an issue or open a pull request!

Make sure to read our code of conduct.

🚀 Projects Using auto 🚀

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⭐️ space-kit - Home base for Apollo's design system

⭐️ react-glider - A react wrapper for glider.js

⭐️ reaction - Artsys React Components

⭐️ emission - Artsys React Native Components

⭐️ webpack-inject-plugin - A webpack plugin to dynamically inject code into the bundle.

⭐️ html-webpack-insert-text-plugin - Insert text into the head or body of your HTML

⭐️ react-easy-crop - A React component to crop images/videos with easy interactions

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🎨 Prior Art 🎨

auto is inspired by some excellent tech that came before it.


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Adam Dierkens

Andrew Lisowski



Justin Bennett

Alec Larson

Tyler Krupicka

Zachary Sherwin



Yogesh Khandelwal

Matt Boulanger

Karen Lo

James Nail


Brian Muenzenmeyer

Sarah van der Laan

Hannes Gdelhfer

Eric Clemmons

Jeremiah Zucker

Brandon Miller

Harris Borawski

Shelby Cohen

Kyle Brown

Till Weisser

G. Richard Bellamy

Kevin Wolf

Marty Henderson

Spencer Hamm

Lucas Shadler

David Stone

Lucas Curti


Richard Simpson

Arturo Silva

Christy Jacob

Check your git settings!

Kendall Gassner

Drew Cortright

Philippe Boyd

Mukul Chaware

Tim Ottewell

Andrew Leedham

Seth Thomas

Evan Lovely

Dorian Mari



Kelly Harrop

Rogerio Angeliski

Piotr Monwid-Olechnowicz

John T. Wodder II

Alexey Alekhin

Vincent Briglia

Cameron Yick

Kelvin Nguyen

Lucas Shadler

Mathieu Bergeron

Andreas Weichselbaum

Torkjel Hongve

Dalton Scharff

Corentin Ardeois

Julien Bouyoud

Valentin Hervieu

Ikko Ashimine

Josh Biddick

Anton Karpov

Eric Hayes

This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

Adding a Contributor

To add a contributor run yarn contributors:add, choose "Add new contributor or edit contribution type" and follow the prompts.


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