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86b77dc1 1#The art of releasing
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3This is a template on how to do a release.
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ad252dc8 5##Branching
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7On crater branch the repo:
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9 cd /repository/git/dragonfly.git
10 git branch DragonFly_RELEASE_x_y (e.g. 2_8)
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3691609e 12This is the only step that needs to happen remotely.
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14On your own system:
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ad252dc8 16Check out two copies of /usr/src, one with master checked out, one with the new release branch checked out. Checkouts should be under your user id, NOT as root, or the later tagging operation will be unhappy.
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18On the new branch:
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20 vi sys/sys/param.h
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22Edit \__DragonFly\_version and related comments. Be sure to add a comment for the new master too (but the version is set to the new release).
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24 vi sys/conf/newvers.sh
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26Edit BRANCH, use 'RELEASE', update version. e.g. RELEASE_2_8
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28On master
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30 vi sys/sys/param.h
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32Edit \__DragonFly\_version and related comments.
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34 vi sys/conf/newvers.sh
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36Edit BRANCH, use 'DEVELOPMENT', update version.
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38##Tagging
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40Make sure all changes on the master branch and on the new branch have been committed and pushed before tagging anything.
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42man git-tag for info, the committer needs GPG set up so git tag -s works. Then you can use your own checkout. Be sure the checkouts are under your user id and you do the tagging as yourself instead of as root.
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44###In master
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46 git tag -s -m "DragonFly 2.x.x" v2.x.x
47 git push --tags
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49###In the new branch
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51 git tag -s -m "DragonFly 2.x.x" v2.x.x
52 git push --tags
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54Do the x.x.0 immediately. Just before doing the final nrelease build roll a x.x.1 tag for the release branch. Release as x.x.1.
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930c5043 56## Subsequent tag updates
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58When updating a x.x.1 version, you just need to edit sys/sys/param.h in the appropriate branch and then tag.
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ad252dc8 60##Pkgsrc
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62Adjust bulk builds to the release's pkgsrc branch, and make sure they upload to the right directories on avalon.dragonflybsd.org.
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64Adjust the default pkgsrc checkout in /usr/src/etc/Makefile.usr for both master and the new branch if necessary.
86b77dc1 65
86b77dc1 66###build isos and imgs
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d513516b 68
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86b77dc1 70###build pkgsrc packages
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72###testing
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74i386 iso, img, gui-img
75x86_64 iso, img, gui-img
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78booting install media
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80installing, encrypted, unencrypted, ufs, hammer
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82configuring in the installer
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84booting installed system
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86testing on real hardware, qemu, vmware
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d513516b 88###Release Notes
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90Copy one of the existing release pages. The general format is :
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92* General announcement
93* Big items new to this release
94* Availability, describing what can be run
95* MD5 results for compressed and uncompressed files
96* Special notes and caveats
97* Release notes - go through git log for these.
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99###File Copy
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d513516b 101Place images in /ftp/iso-images on crater.dragonflybsd.org. They will be rsynced to mirror-master.
86b77dc1 102
103###announce
104users@, web page