Release process

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Here's the current semi-formal way we make a release:

  • Announce intention to make a release on mailto:fusionforge-general@lists.fusionforge.org.
  • Update src/CHANGES with user-friendly description of what happened since the last release, e.g. [1]. Usually one would make a call to contributors so they update it, if not already.
  • Update src/www/index_std.php as well.
  • Involve distro packagers (e.g. using Release Candidates) so they have a chance to give feedback if changes are necessary. For Debian, this is us :) - cf. project debian packaging. No other distro right now :/
  • Make sure the current release point passes the Test Suite.
  • Decide the release at the next weekly meeting.
  • Update src/translations/fusionforge.pot (see Translations).
  • Tag the precise release point on the release branch.
  • Create the archive (everything in ~/src/ directory) [TODO: clean-up methods? e.g. using git-archive?]
  • Add the archive at https://fusionforge.org/frs/?group_id=6.
  • Make an official announcement on the fusionforge.org front page.
  • If possible update fusionforge.org to the new version (showing we drink our own champagne).
  • Notify TranslationProject coordinator of the new tarball (see Translations).
  • Update all field values in the tracker (add new "Found in version" and "Target release" fields...).
  • Push a new Debian version to unstable (and optionally to stable-backports).