KDevelop 4.0.1 release

Milian Wolff mail at milianw.de
Tue Jul 6 11:15:14 UTC 2010

Andreas Pakulat, 06.07.2010:
> On 06.07.10 11:24:52, Milian Wolff wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > 
> > as I'm willing to exhibit my power as release manager (afaik everyone
> > agreed on that, right?), I want to get started with planning a first bug
> > fix release.
> > 
> > I will compile the stable branches and make sure they are working as
> > expected, but considering that only bug fixes got in there, we don't
> > need any freeze period, right?
> Well, I'd put in a complete freeze for one day, so there's no chance of
> somebody putting in a commit while you're working on the release. But
> feel free to try without that...

Yeah lets see how I'll do it.

> > So Andreas, it would be cool if you could explain me what I have to do,
> > except testing. What I can come up with is:
> > 
> > - create a git tag for 4.0.1 / 1.0.1
> Right, preferably with git tag -a and a nice message :)
> > - incorporate translations (how do I do that?)
> I suggest to look at kdesdk/scripts/createtarball (from kde 4.5 or trunk)
> it already has everything necessary to checkout translations properly
> (including only checking out those that have enough translated text). The
> only thing it lacks is support for checking out a git tag from a git
> repository, but maybe you can easily put that in. Else the amarok people
> should have something.

I talked with Albert and Lydia today. Apparently Harald created a nice script 
for Lydia and I'll force him somehow to do that for kdevelop as well ;-)

> > - create tarball and put on ftp.kde.org (how do I do the latter? whom do
> > I have to nag for permissions?)
> Sysadmins in general. I suggest to ask in #kde-sysadmins or file a sysadmin
> request and attach the tarballs. If you have problems finding somebody I
> still have access so feel free to send the tarballs to me directly.
> The naming of the tarballs should be clear, I've also always included a
> .md5sum file for each tarball (and published the sums in the
> dot-announcement/blog-post) just in case a silent-update is necessary.
> The path for the tarballs on the ftp server should be
> stable/kdevelop/4.0.1/src
> > - write an email to the packager list
> This should be done a few days in advance to the "public" announcement so
> that you have a chance of doing "last minute" bugfixes for build-errors or
> so that show up when creating packages for distro's.
> On the actual release date I think you should send a mail to
> kde-announce-apps (I never did that but only as I didn't see that list
> existed).
> And then you'd have to think about wether you want a story on the dot or
> not, if you do there's a submission form there (you'll have to get a
> login). Make sure to note your login id and the date you want the story
> published in the message body. A link to the tarballed packages would be
> good too (should be http://download.kde.org/stable/kdevelop/4.0.1/src/).
> I suggest to give the dot-editors at least 3 days, if possible a week time
> for editing and putting it online. You can ask in kde-promo to see a
> preview once they've done most of the editing. Thats also where you should
> be able to find someone to nag in case it gets close to the date and
> nothing happened yet.
> Feel free to put all this into our wiki for the future.

Thanks for the feedback, will create a wiki page after / together with my first 
Milian Wolff
mail at milianw.de
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