Projects/PIM/Akonadi/Release Howto

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How to do a release of the Akonadi server? I ask that myself and then Tom every time I have to do it. So, finally document that here.

Contents

Step 1: Changelog, NEWS, version number

Run the makechangelog script in the source directory (which either is trunk or branches/akonadi/<version> depending on if you are doing a major (pre-)release or a minor one):

sh makechangelog

That will add all revisions since the last time to the ChangeLog file.


Next step is to update the NEWS file, run svn diff ChangeLog and summarize the changes for that.


Finally, update the version number in the top-level CMakeLists.txt and commit all your changes.


Step 2: Tagging/Branching

Tagging a major (pre-)release, i.e. a release from trunk is done with the following (server side and thus fast) svn command:

svn cp $SVNPROTOCOL://$SVNUSER@svn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/akonadi $SVNPROTOCOL://$SVNUSER@svn.kde.org/home/kde/tags/akonadi/x.y.z

Obviously, replace protocol, username and version with appropriate values.


For a stable release, that is a release from a stable branch, the command looks like this:

svn cp $SVNPROTOCOL://$SVNUSER@svn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/akonadi/x.y $SVNPROTOCOL://$SVNUSER@svn.kde.org/home/kde/tags/akonadi/x.y.z

Creating a new stable branch

A new stable branch is created by the following command:

svn cp $SVNPROTOCOL://$SVNUSER@svn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/akonadi $SVNPROTOCOL://$SVNUSER@svn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/akonadi/x.y

Afterwards perform the following steps:

  • increment the version number in trunk
  • adapt the SVN url in the makechangelog script in the new branch

Step 3: Tarball Creation

You need the tarball creation script from kdesdk for that.

cd KDE/kdesdk/scripts/createtarball

Unfortunately, the createtarball script only works for modules in trunk, not for branches. So, you need the following minor patch for it:

Index: create_tarball.rb

=======================================================

--- create_tarball.rb (revision 1056922) +++ create_tarball.rb (working copy) @@ -88,7 +88,7 @@

############# START #############

-svnroot = "#{svnbase}/trunk" +svnroot = "#{svnbase}/"

kde_version  = `svn ls svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/tags/KDE | sort | tail -n1 | cut -d "/" -f1`.chomp
#kde_version = '4.0.4'

Next, edit config.ini to contain the following for releases from trunk:

[akonadi] mainmodule = trunk/kdesupport submodule = akonadi wholeModule = yes version = x.y.z translations= no remove = makechangelog

Note that release from trunk work without the patch, in this case you have to remove the trunk/ prefix from the mainmodule entry.

For releases from the branch, config.ini needs to contain the following:

[akonadi] mainmodule = branches/akonadi submodule = x.y wholeModule = yes version = x.y.z translations= no remove = makechangelog

Then, run the create_tarball script:

./create_tarball.rb -u $SVNUSER -a akonadi

Add a -w there if you are using https instead of ssh to access subversion.

Wait a bit and check the tarball created in the current directory. Should be akonadi-x.y.z.tar.bz2.

TODO: can we simplify this by e.g. using CPack?

Step 4: Upload

Upload the tarball somewhere and notify Tom or Volker to move it to http://download.akonadi-project.org/ (unless you are one of those two, then upload directly).

Step 5: Bugzilla

Log into http://bugs.kde.org/, chose Edit Products -> Akonadi -> Add version and add the version you just released.

Step 6: Dirk

Finally, apologize to Dirk for being late again with the release ;-)


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