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Mark Abraham, 06/12/2018 04:02 PM


Release checklist

  • add new redmine version targets
  • bump bugs that won't get fixed in time to next version (or untag a version number)
  • merge in appropriate branches from earlier releases
  • announce release schedule - give devs a week or two to fix things they intended to fix, provide links to gerrit and redmine pages for that branch/version
  • bump shared object minor version for point releases
  • consider bumping shared object major version for point releases - see cmake/gmxVersionInfo.cmake for policy
  • check for new GROMACS papers that should be mentioned in source and manual
  • run release workflow a few days in advance to check things work - this also builds the tarball correctly, when the RELEASE checkbox is ticked, which we need for updating the REGRESSIONTEST_MD5SUM in cmake/gmxVersionInfo.cmake - TODO automate this along the lines of the regressiontests auto-builder
  • Mark get that script out: upload source tarball to FTP site, give correct permissions, check link works.
  • update News on front of GROMACS web page - http://www.gromacs.org/
  • TODO make notes of what goes into this commit and the one that follows the tagged commit - tag the commit from which the tarball was made, and do explicit upload to gerrit.gromacs.org repo, also update REGRESSIONTEST_BRANCH if needed (major release), sometimes bump GMX_VERSION_* variables
  • once the gerrit change is submitted and the release email sent, make tag of the correct form in local repo
  • bump version in cmake/gmxVersionInfo.cmake in the commit following the tag.
  • add new stub file for release notes for next version, and entry in index.rst
  • git push --tags to gerrit repo
  • later, check tags propagate to gromacs and github
  • post on gmx-users and gmx-announce.
  • post on Google+ and Facebook pages
  • thank gmx-developers
  • bump/close/update open redmine issues
  • close completed redmine versions
  • beer

TODO some recent examples of post-release emails