wiki:ReleaseGuidelines

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Release Guidelines

While preparing for the release:

  • for stable: search tickets by 'stable-candidate' keyword and apply commits to stable branch from all found tickets;
  • create cleanup branch (if needed) with some little patches (usually with typecasts fixies, etc);
  • create ticket (type=task) for release. Ticket must be blocked by cleanup branch (if present);
  • vote for cleanup branch (if present);
  • download translations from Transifex.net by command tx pull --all and run:
    for i in *.po; do sed -i -e '/^#:/d' $i; done
    
  • update NEWS file in repo and Wiki;
  • create new tag in git by command
    git tag -s <version>
    git push origin <version>
    
  • new version in Trac;
  • new milestone in Trac (no needed for stable branch);
  • create tar.(bz2|xz) package files:
     mkdir dist; cd dist; ../configure && make dist-bzip2 && make dist-xz
    
  • make checksums for archives:
    sha256sum mc-*tar.* >sha256.sum
    
  • upload source packages and checksums to special upload area;
  • developers should download tarballs, verify checksums, compile and locally install. If everything is ok than developers keep votes in ticket;
  • upload source packages and checksums to http://www.midnight-commander.org/downloads;
  • update Wiki start page with latest release number;
  • write an announcement: list user visible changes (bugs and features);
  • close current milestone (no needed for stable branch);
  • close ticket for release.