Launched Release Settings

We have released ‘release settings’ allowing you to customize what “released” means for each repository. There are 3 modes you can pick from:

  1. Automatic
  2. Branch
  3. Tag


Athenian will detect if any tags were present during the time period you selected and if they are, will set the repository release strategy to “when a new tag is published”. If they are not, it will use the repositories default branch.


You can select a specific branch such as master or production or you can use a regular expression pattern to match multiple branch names.


You can set it to consider any tag a release or use a regex pattern to for instance match on tags starting with v for version.


Once you’ve updated your release settings, all metrics based on it, such as Lead Time will update. You’ll also see an update of the “released” label in your Pull Requests table.

This setting can be found by going to your profile picture > Settings > Releases.

About the author

Eiso Kant

Eiso Kant is the Founder and CEO of Athenian where he gets to work on helping software development teams reach their potential. Eiso is a big believer of using data to support engineering teams in improving their processes and removing bottlenecks. Never forgetting that software development is about people and culture first, the tools we use just give us extra superpowers.