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A plugin to write the latest release notes to files that you specify in either markdown or plain text




Semantic Release Latest Release Notes

Writes the latest release notes for Semantic Release to the files of your choice, in either Markdown or Plain Text format.

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Purpose Of This Plugin

When deploying mobile applications to the Play Store or Testflight, it's often useful to the latest release notes supplied by Semantic Release as plain text, so that they can be supplied as part of the what to test next notes.

This plugin allows you to write these notes out to a file or files, in either Plain Text (strips the markdown from generated release notes) or Markdown format.


The plugin can be configured in the semantic-release configuration file

An example usage in .releaserc could be e.g:

  "branches": [
  "plugins": [
        "latestReleaseNotesTitle": "# What's New",
        "latestReleaseNotesFile": "docs/latest-release-notes",
        "latestReleaseNotesFormats" : ["text", "markdown"]

With this example, for each release, a docs/ and docs/latest-release-notes.txt file will be created or overwritten.

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The following options may be passed to the plugin:

  • latestReleaseNotesTitle: a string specifying the title to use for the latest release notes. E.g. # What's New. Default is latest-release-notes
  • latestReleaseNotesFile: a string specifying the file path and name to write the outputs to (without an extension). E.g. latest-release-notes. Default is # Latest Release Notes
  • latestReleaseNotesFormats: a an array of formats to write the output in. Current formats include text and markdown. Default is ['text', 'markdown']

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Available Commands

To see a list of available commands in this package when cloning the repo run:

npm run help

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Additional Docs

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Quick Start For Development

  1. go through all the Prerequisites in Prerequisites
  2. npm i install NPM dependencies
  3. npm run build build the package

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We use Jest for testing. To run unit tests, you can use one of the following commands, to run once, run in watch mode, or to run all tests and generate converage reports.

npm run test
npm run test:watch

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