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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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12Check 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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14On the new branch:
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16 vi sys/sys/param.h
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18Edit \__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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20 vi sys/conf/newvers.sh
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22Edit BRANCH, use 'RELEASE', update version. e.g. RELEASE_2_8
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24On master
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26 vi sys/sys/param.h
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28Edit \__DragonFly\_version and related comments.
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30 vi sys/conf/newvers.sh
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32Edit BRANCH, use 'DEVELOPMENT', update version.
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34##Tagging
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36Make sure all changes on the master branch and on the new branch have been committed and pushed before tagging anything.
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38man 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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40###In master
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42 git tag -s -m "DragonFly 2.x.x" v2.x.x
43 git push --tags
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45###In the new branch
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47 git tag -s -m "DragonFly 2.x.x" v2.x.x
48 git push --tags
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50Do 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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52##Pkgsrc
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54Adjust 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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56Adjust the default pkgsrc checkout in /usr/src/etc/Makefile.usr for both master and the new branch if necessary.
86b77dc1 57
86b77dc1 58###build isos and imgs
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d513516b 60
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86b77dc1 62###build pkgsrc packages
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64###testing
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66i386 iso, img, gui-img
67x86_64 iso, img, gui-img
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70booting install media
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72installing, encrypted, unencrypted, ufs, hammer
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74configuring in the installer
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76booting installed system
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78testing on real hardware, qemu, vmware
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d513516b 80###Release Notes
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82Copy one of the existing release pages. The general format is :
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84* General announcement
85* Big items new to this release
86* Availability, describing what can be run
87* MD5 results for compressed and uncompressed files
88* Special notes and caveats
89* Release notes - go through git log for these.
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91###File Copy
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d513516b 93Place images in /ftp/iso-images on crater.dragonflybsd.org. They will be rsynced to mirror-master.
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95###announce
96users@, web page