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.

Step 1: Changelog, NEWS, version number

First, update the NEWS file. It should contain a high-level summary of the changes since the last release. To obtain the full log of all changes since the last release, run the following command or have a look in gitk:

git log vx.y.(z-1)..
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Finally, update the version number in the top-level CMakeLists.txt and Mainpage.dox and commit/push all your changes.
 
== Step 2: Tagging/Branching ==
 
Tagging a major (pre-)release, i.e. a release from master is done with the following commands:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
git checkout master
git tag vx.y.z
git push
git push --tags
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For a stable release, that is a release from a stable branch, the command looks like this:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
git checkout x.y
git tag vx.y.z
git push
git push --tags
</code>
 
=== Creating a new stable branch ===
 
A new stable branch is created by the following command:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
git checkout -b x.y 
# do modifications as described above
git push origin x.y
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Afterwards perform the following steps:
* increment the version number in master
 
== Step 3: Tarball Creation ==
 
Run the following command to create the tarball:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
git archive --format=tar --prefix=akonadi-x.y.z/ vx.y.z | bzip2 -9  > akonadi-x.y.z.tar.bz2
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== 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: Announcements ==
 
Update channel topic on #akonadi.
 
TODO
 
== Step 7: Dirk ==
 
Finally, apologize to Dirk for being late again with the release ;-)
 
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