Version 15 (modified by slavazanko, 7 years ago) (diff)


Release Guidelines

While preparing for the release:

  • Search previously created ticket with task about next version release (create if no these tickets found); All next steps described at this page should be mirrored in this ticket step-by-step
  • for stable: search tickets by 'stable-candidate' keyword and apply commits to stable branch from all found tickets;
  • download translations from by command tx pull --all (how to set up local tx-repository) and run:
    cp -f $TX_REPO/<master|stable>/*.po $GIT_REPO/po
    cd $GIT_REPO/po
    ./ *.po
    git add *.po
    git commit -s -m Updated translations from Transifex''
  • 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;
  • 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);
  • create ticket (type=task, component=adm) for release;
  • create cleanup branch (if needed) with some little patches (usually with typecasts fixies, etc);
  • vote for cleanup branch (if present);
  • close ticket for release.