This module is no longer maintained or supported.
This module is intended for developers with intermediate/advanced PHP knowledge. For simpler
configuration please see patterns.
The release module was created so that developers can make maintenance scripts that otherwise wouldn't make sense to put inside a module update. A release is a collection of items which are PHP functions that the developer creates to perform maintenance action. It allows certain releases to require other releases to be completed first. It does not run a single update script more than once and a UI is provided to execute and view the status of releases.
Use the example.release file to create your own releases. These files can be placed anywhere inside the drupal root folder. See release.api.inc for helper functions.