Releasing plugin updates

When you have a newer version of your plugin, you can update your plugin manifest at krew-index repository to ship this new version to your users.

This manual operation looks like:

  1. Update the version, uri and sha256 fields of the plugin manifest file.
  2. Test plugin installation locally
  3. Make a pull request to krew-index to update the plugin manifest file.

Note: Ideally, the specified version: field should match the release tag of the plugin. (This helps users and maintainers to easily identify which version of the plugin they have installed.)

If you only change version, uri and sha256 fields of your plugin manifest, your pull request will be automatically approved, tested and merged (see an example).

However, you can automate releasing your plugin if you’re publishing your plugins on GitHub.

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