• I've recently promoted my project from sandbox
  • My project's "default branch" is set as 8.x-1.x
  • I've got a tag on my latest commit -- 8.x-1.0-alpha1 -- which is listed on my project's "git tags" area
  • As far as I can tell, I've followed the release naming conventions outlined on https://www.drupal.org/node/1015226

However, when I try to follow https://www.drupal.org/node/1068944, I do not see an "add new release" option at the bottom of my project page (or anywhere else). Any suggestions for what I may be doing wrong?

I see that dev releases appear to be generated every 12 hours, but the above has all been set up for longer than 24 hours.

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It happens because on Media Entity Remote Image (the project you linked):

  • You aren't the project owner


  • The project owner didn't give you the permission to administer releases


As you see in the second screenshot, the checkbox for the Administer releases for the mrweiner account isn't selected.

If it were, you would see an Add new release link right after the Downlaods table, which is empty, for the given project.


If you want to be able to create new releases, you need to get the permission to administer releases too. Otherwise, the project owner needs to create the new release.

[Disclaimer: On Drupal.org I have more permissions than a normal user; that is why I see what project owners would see for their own projects.]

  • Eureka! Thanks, that was driving me nuts. I had all available permissions when it was a sandbox. I guess I wasn't given that last one after promoting to contrib. Since I can Administer Maintainers I just gave myself that last permission and all is fixed.
    – Mrweiner
    Oct 2, 2019 at 18:52
  • do you know if it's possible to change the owner of a project is that just stuck for eternity?
    – Mrweiner
    Oct 2, 2019 at 18:58
  • It's possible, if you follow drupal.org/node/251466#procedure---own-project.
    – apaderno
    Oct 2, 2019 at 20:17
  • Cool, thank ya!
    – Mrweiner
    Oct 2, 2019 at 21:37

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