In ci-management/jjb/honeycomb/honeycomb.yaml https://git.fd.io/ci-management/tree/jjb/honeycomb/honeycomb.yaml#n24 - add a new ‘stream’ for your new YYMM (example: for stable/1707:
- '1707': branch: 'stable/1707’' repo-stream-part: 'stable.1707'
Create a new branch stable/YYMM (example: stable/1707) in the gerrit web UI against the point on master you wish to be cutting the branch (usually HEAD at the time your cutting).
Update stable/YYMM branch
On stable/YYMM (example: stable/1707) prepare a commit which updates the .gitreview to reflect the correct branch.
Updates the maven versions of honeycomb artifacts to x.YY.MM-RC1 (example: 1.17.07-RC1).
Verify correct jar versions
After merge job for version bump patch is finished, check if artifacts with the correct versions were deployed at:
https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.release/io/fd/honeycomb/[path to artifact]/
Set version back to SNAPSHOT
Set maven versions of honeycomb artifacts back to x.YY.MM-SNAPSHOT (example: 1.17.07-SNAPSHOT) for new development cycle.
The honeycomb-merge job builds most current version for given branch, so make sure previous step was finished successfully.
Update master branch
On master branch, bump versions of honeycomb artifacts to next version snapshots (example: 1.17.10-SNAPSHOT).
Also create new project version in jira and update release notes.