ReleaseProcess

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Steps to release

Here's the list of steps to do a release.

Technical

Pre-release checklist:

  1. Update AUTHORS file
    1. check github commits
    2. ask on mailing list
    3. other ways?
  2. Update documentation
    1. update README
    2. update CHANGELOG
    3. update install guide
    4. other things?

Release checklist:

  1. Verify with others on IRC that we're good to go.
  2. Do a git fetch and make sure you have the latest code.
  3. Do a ./devtools/update_translations.sh and make sure you have the latest translations.
  4. Do a ./devtools/maketarball.sh -dr HEAD to make sure building the docs and tarball works. If any errors, proceed no further!
  5. Do a git clean -fdx to wipe all non-repository files out (THIS DELETES EVERYTHING), go through hacking howto to reinstall.
  6. Run the unit tests: ./runtests.sh If any tests fail, proceed no further!
  7. Update version numbers in mediaboglin/_version.py
  8. Tag: git tag -a vX.Y.Z
  9. Build the tarfile. ./devtools/maketarball.sh -r vX.Y.Z
  10. Push the tarball to the web-site: add tarball to site/static/download/ directory in mediagoblin-website repository and then push the site live
  11. Update on PYPI - FIXME - need to set this up


Promotional

  1. Blog post
    • Chris sends Deb technical highlights
    • Deb drafts post
    • Chris adds screenshots/links
    • We send the post to press contacts
    • Two days later we publish everywhere (see below)


Places we Update

    • on identi.ca
    • on diaspora
    • on Facebook (Deb)
    • on Twitter
    • our mailing list, encouraging people to fave, like, repost, etc.
    • reddit
    • digg
    • the GNU mailing list, aka info-gnu@gnu.org "plain text is greatly preferred" omit screenshots or replace with links.


Press Contacts

    • write to Zonker
    • LinuxJournal
    • LWN
    • OpenSource.com
    • see if the FSF will blog or announce


Post release process

  1. change version number to the next one + -dev in files listed above
  2. add new milestone to Trac