This document describes briefly the recommended procedure of releasing a new version of AirRAC using a Linux development machine and the SourceForge project site.
The following steps are required to make a release of the distribution package.
Clone locally the full Git project:
cd ~ mkdir -p dev/sim cd ~/dev/sim git clone git://airrac.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/airrac/airrac airracgit cd airracgit git checkout trunk
Create the branch, on your local clone, corresponding to the new release (say, 0.5.0):
cd ~/dev/sim/airracgit git checkout trunk git checkout -b 0.5.0
Update the version in the various build system files, replacing 99.99.99 by the correct version number:
vi CMakeLists.txt vi autogen.sh
Update the version and add a change-log in the ChangeLog and in the RPM specification files:
vi ChangeLog vi airrac.spec
Commit the new release:
cd ~/dev/sim/airracgit git add -A git commit -m "[Release 0.5.0] Release of version 0.5.0." git push
Update the change-log in the ChangeLog and RPM specification files:
cd ~/dev/sim/airracgit git checkout trunk vi ChangeLog vi airrac.spec
Commit the change-logs and publish the trunk (main development branch):
git commit -m "[Doc] Integrated the change-log of the release 0.5.0." git push
Create the distribution packages using the following command:
cd ~/dev/sim/airracgit git checkout 0.5.0 rm -rf build && mkdir -p build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/home/user/dev/deliveries/airrac-0.5.0 \ -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Debug -DINSTALL_DOC:BOOL=ON .. make check && make dist
This will configure, compile and check the package. The output packages will be named, for instance,
cd ~/dev/sim/airracgit git checkout 0.5.0 rm -rf build && mkdir -p build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/home/user/dev/deliveries/airrac-0.5.0 \ -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Debug -DINSTALL_DOC:BOOL=ON .. make dist
To perform this step, rpm-build, rpmlint and rpmdevtools have to be available on the system.
cp airrac.spec ~/dev/packages/SPECS \ && cp airrac-0.5.0.tar.bz2 ~/dev/packages/SOURCES cd ~/dev/packages/SPECS rpmbuild -ba airrac.spec rpmlint -i ../SPECS/airrac.spec ../SRPMS/airrac-0.5.0-1.fc15.src.rpm \ ../RPMS/noarch/airrac-* ../RPMS/i686/airrac-*
ChangeLog files with appropriate information, including what has changed since the previous release. Then commit and push the changes into the AirRAC's Git repository.
Create the binary package, which includes HTML and PDF documentation, using the following command:
The output binary package will be named, for instance,
airrac-0.5.0-Linux.tar.bz2. That package contains both the HTML and PDF documentation. The binary package contains also the executables and shared libraries, as well as C++ header files, but all of those do not interest us for now.
Upload the distribution and documentation packages to the SourceForge server. Check SourceForge help page on uploading software.
In order to update the Web site files, either:
cd ~/dev/sim/airracgit git checkout 0.5.0 rsync -aiv doc/html/ doc/latex/refman.pdf joe,email@example.com:htdocs/where
-a: archive/mirror mode; equals
-v: increase verbosity
-i: output a change-summary for all updates
doc/html), rather than the directory itself, has to be copied into the content of the target directory.
Finally, you should send an announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org (see https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/airrac-announce for the archives)