Apache SkyWalking Rust SDK release guide

If you're a committer, you can learn how to release SkyWalking SDK in The Apache Way and start the voting process by reading this document.


  • Rust(rustc)
  • Cargo
  • GPG
  • shasum

Add your GPG public key

  1. Add your GPG public key into the SkyWalking GPG KEYS file. If you are a committer, use your Apache ID and password to log in this svn, and update the file. Don't override the existing file.(Notice, only PMC member could update this file)
  2. Upload your GPG public key to the public GPG site, such as MIT's site. This site should be in the Apache maven staging repository checklist.

Test your settings

## Make sure local compiling passed
> cargo build
## Create local package. The *.crate should be found in {PROJECT_ROOT}/target/package/skywalking-x.y.z
> cargo package

Sign the package

Tag the commit ID of this release as vx.y.z.

After set the version in Cargo.toml with the release number, package locally. Then run the following commands to sign your package.

## The package should be signed by your Apache committer mail.
> gpg --armor --detach-sig skywalking-0.3.0.crate
> export RELEASE_VERSION=x.y.z
> shasum -a 512 skywalking-{$RELEASE_VERSION}.crate > skywalking-{$RELEASE_VERSION}.crate.sha512

After these, the source tar with its signed asc and sha512 are ready.

Upload to Apache SVN and tag a release

  1. Use your Apache ID to log in to https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/skywalking/rust.
  2. Create a folder and name it by the release version and round, such as: x.y.z
  3. Upload tar ball, asc, sha512 files to the new folder.

Call a vote in dev

Call a vote in dev@skywalking.apache.org

Mail title: [VOTE] Release Apache SkyWalking version Rust x.y.z

Mail content:
Hi All,
This is a call for vote to release Apache SkyWalking Rust version x.y.z.

Release Candidate:

* https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/skywalking/rust/x.y.z/
* sha512 checksums
- xxxxxxxx skywalking-x.y.z.crate

Release Tag :

* (Git Tag) vx.y.z

Release CommitID :

* https://github.com/apache/skywalking-rust/tree/{commit-id}
* Git submodule
* skywalking-data-collect-protocol

Keys to verify the Release Candidate :

* https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/skywalking/KEYS

Guide to build the release from source :

* https://github.com/apache/skywalking-rust#how-to-compile

Voting will start now (Date) and will remain open for at least 72
hours, Request all PMC members to give their vote.
[ ] +1 Release this package.
[ ] +0 No opinion.
[ ] -1 Do not release this package because....

Vote Check

The voting process is as follows:

  1. All PMC member votes are +1 binding, and all other votes are +1 but non-binding.
  2. If you obtain at least 3 (+1 binding) votes with more +1 than -1 votes within 72 hours, the release will be approved.

Publish the release

  1. Move source codes tar and distribution packages to https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/skywalking/.
> export SVN_EDITOR=vim
> svn mv https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/skywalking/rust/x.y.z https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/skywalking/rust
enter your apache password
  1. Cargo publish
# Publish binary on https://crates.io/crates/skywalking
# Make sure you are on `owner` list, reach private@skywalking.apache.org if you are a committer/PMC but not listed.
> cargo publish 
  1. Add an release event, update download and doc releases on the SkyWalking website.
  2. Add the new release on ASF addrelease site.
  3. Remove the old releases on https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/skywalking/rust/{previous-version}.

Send a release announcement

Send ANNOUNCE email to dev@skywalking.apache.org, announce@apache.org. The sender should use the Apache email account.

Mail title: [ANNOUNCE] Apache SkyWalking Rust x.y.z released

Mail content:
Hi all,

SkyWalking Rust Agent provides observability capability for Rust App and Library, including tracing, metrics, topology map for distributed system and alert.

SkyWalking: APM (application performance monitor) tool for distributed systems,
especially designed for microservices, cloud native and container-based (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos) architectures.

This release contains a number of new features, bug fixes and improvements compared to
version a.b.c(last release). The notable changes since x.y.z include:

(Highlight key changes)
1. ...
2. ...
3. ...

Apache SkyWalking website:



SkyWalking Resources:
- GitHub: https://github.com/apache/skywalking
- Issue: https://github.com/apache/skywalking/issues
- Mailing list: dev@skywalkiing.apache.org

- Apache SkyWalking Team