Commit 355ce0b6 authored by Mukund Sivaraman's avatar Mukund Sivaraman

docs: Update the release instructions to be more water-tight

parent 17f1f2a2
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bugzilla.gimp.org and to the news section on www.gimp.org, or that
someone can do the changes for you.
( ) Make sure the checkout is up to date, clean from uncommitted changes.
( ) Check if NEWS, authors.xml (and the generated AUTHORS), README or
INSTALL need to be updated, as well as any release notes on
gimp.org. Don't forget to add any "Index of new symbols in GIMP
2.x" to the gtk-doc generated devel-docs.
( ) Check that the version number is correct in configure.ac
( ) Does the splash screen need to be changed?
( ) Run 'make maintainer-clean -k' or 'git clean -x -d -f'
( ) Check that the version number is correct in configure.ac. It should
be the version number of the release you are about to make.
( ) Run ./autogen.sh --enable-gtk-doc
( ) Make dist tarballs:
( ) Do a complete build of the source tree.
[ ] Start with a checkout of the GIMP tree. Make sure the checkout
is up to date, clean from uncommitted changes.
( ) Check if NEWS, authors.xml, README or INSTALL need to be updated,
as well as any release notes on gimp.org. Don't forget to add any
"Index of new symbols in GIMP 2.x" to the gtk-doc generated
devel-docs.
[ ] Run 'git clean -x -d -f' (Warning: you will lose any files that
are not added).
( ) Does the splash screen need to be changed?
[ ] Run 'git diff'. This should not generate any output, or your
tree has local modifications.
[ ] Run ./autogen.sh --enable-gtk-doc
( ) Run 'make distcheck'. Avoid passing make -j since that can cause
mysterious fails
[ ] Run 'make' to do a complete build of the source tree.
( ) If there are problems with 'make distcheck', fix them and try again.
[ ] Run 'make distcheck'. Avoid passing make -j since that can
cause mysterious fails.
( ) Commit changes that you had to do to get 'make distcheck' running.
[ ] If changes to generated files are made by the above command
(run 'git diff' to find out), commit+push them and repeat from
the beginning of this sub-section.
( ) Run 'make dist' to create the final tarball. This will generate
ChangeLog. Note that we don't bother with any release commit,
that's what tags are for (see below).
[ ] If there are problems reported by 'make distcheck', fix
them. If you made changes in the tree to get 'make distcheck'
running, commit+push them and repeat from the beginning of this
sub-section.
[ ] If 'make distcheck' passed and created tarballs, go to the next
item.
[ ] A successful run of the 'make distcheck' would create the final
dist tarballs. It will include a ChangeLog generated from the 'git
log'. Note that we don't bother with any release commit, that's
what tags are for (see below).
( ) Use md5sum to create a checksum of the tarball (tar.bz2).
( ) Upload the tarball (tar.bz2) and the .md5 file to your home directory
on ftp.gimp.org. Keep a copy of the .md5 file around.
( ) Commit the changes to generated files that were changed by
running 'make dist'.
( ) Tag the release (don't forget to push the tag)
git tag -s GIMP_2_x_y
git push origin GIMP_2_x_y
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downloads/index.htrw. Commit this change, the web server should
then update itself soon (usually less than an hour).
( ) Bump the version number in configure.ac and commit this change.
( ) Bump the version number (past the tagged version) in configure.ac
and commit this change.
( ) Grab a properly chilled beverage and enjoy yourself.
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