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Subject svn commit: r189961 - /forrest/trunk/etc/RELEASE_PROCESS.txt
Date Fri, 10 Jun 2005 14:09:52 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Fri Jun 10 07:09:52 2005
New Revision: 189961

Remind to do a 'build test before starting' and do some
tests before uploading the release candidates.
Add section for email templates.


Modified: forrest/trunk/etc/RELEASE_PROCESS.txt
--- forrest/trunk/etc/RELEASE_PROCESS.txt (original)
+++ forrest/trunk/etc/RELEASE_PROCESS.txt Fri Jun 10 07:09:52 2005
@@ -36,6 +36,8 @@
    added/changed in your local copy. They must not be packed with
    the release. It must be a pristine copy of the current trunk.
+ - Do 'build test'. Fix any major problems.
  - Update the version numbers at various places, i.e. do this ...
  - Edit build.xml and replace the '-dev' text with '' i.e. nothing:
@@ -99,6 +101,10 @@
  on each operating system (as long as committers have been diligent when
  adding/updating the repository).
+ - Do a local test of your release archive. Create a new directory,
+   copy the file, e.g. build/dist/apache-forrest-0.7.tar.gz
+   ensure that it unpacks okay, configure, and do the usual tests.
  - Understand how to sign releases and generate MD5 and PGP.
    Create the *.md5 and *.asc files.
@@ -116,6 +122,7 @@
    - Upload the release candidates and signatures to a committer's webspace.
      Use the .tar.gz from the UNIX machine and .zip from the Windows machine.
    - Ask all developers to test (command-line, run, and webapp).
+     (See email template below.)
    - Follow the actual user instructions in the Forrest distribution
      at README.txt and index.html
    - Use it to build some difficult sites.
@@ -219,7 +226,11 @@
  - Change the "fixfor" attribute to the next verion for the
    "project.issues-rss-url" RSS feed in
 All done!
-Or perhaps not.. if you think of anything, please add it here.
+Or perhaps not.. if you think of anything, please refine these instructions.
+Email templates

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