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Preparing a New Release

Table of Contents
   Instructions
   Checklist
   More Information
   Publicity
     Crew
     TODOs
     See also

Instructions

  • Create a new page called KexiReleaseStatus<x.y>
    • where <x.y> is the version number to be released
  • Copy the checklist below to that page
  • Mark each entry as [DONE] when that task has been completed
  • Ordering in the list below is quite important
TODO: Add a checklist for Kexi releases within KOffice.
^ toc

Checklist

  • Update files:
    • koffice/kexi/CHANGES
    • koffice/changes-x.y
    • koffice/README.PACKAGERS
  • Increase version-info in Makefile.global (just change the major number, i.e. x:0:0)
  • Update KEXI_VERSION_* and KEXI_VERSION_STRING in kexi_version.h
  • For standalone releases, uncomment KEXI_STANDALONE #define in kexi_global.h; comment it for releases bundled with KOffice
  • Prepare detailed changelog, by collecting and mergine developer's individual changelogs
  • Prepare screenshots based on new features and improvements (avoid screenshots duplication)
  • Build and test tarball, particularly:
    • --enable-final
  • Build and test KexiMDB tarball
  • (standalone only) Create a tag in KDE Subversion repository: /tags/kexi/{version}
  • Prepare announcement (mention new developers)
  • Upload kexi and keximdb tarballs
  • Notify packagers about available tarballs
  • Announce the release on web sites and mailing lists, in particular:
    • update Kexi version in /trunk/www/areas/koffice/media/includes/koffice.inc (no karma for that, ask dfaure to update)
    • update Kexi features list in /trunk/www/areas/koffice/kexi/features.php; (changes can be previewed at http://kde.org/areas/koffice/kexi/)
    • update /trunk/www/areas/koffice/kexi/versions.php (ver. info)
  • Notify publicity (see below)
^ toc

More Information

^ toc

Publicity ^ toc

Crew

Help in re-sending the announcement offered by:

  • Patrick Trettenbrein < patrick.trettenbrein at gmx.net >
 > If you send me mail when the new Kexi release is out (or better one or two
 > days before it's out ;-)), I'll inform german newssites and magazines. (Just
 > to let german-speaking people know which sites and mags: http://heise.de;
 > http://golem.de; http://symlink.ch; http://spiegel.de; LINUX USER; LINUX
 > MAGAZINE; EASY LINUX; PC PRAXIS and PC WELT)
  • DO YOU WANT TO HELP WITH ANNOUNCING NEW KEXI RELEASES? LET US KNOW.
^ toc

TODOs

  • MySQL guy, Arjen Lentz <arjen at mysql.com> offered a possibility of publishing Kexi tutorial on dev.mysql.com web site. We just need to make such tutorial. The document could be similar to this one
^ toc

See also



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