Close off release branch and announce release to the world. Date is dependent on package readiness.
Tag the branch as final release (see tag section below).
Make tag and branch read only (see notes below).
Generate API documentation and upload to download area (using doxygen).
Upload release packages to download area (see checklist at the top of this page).
Release team announce to press and make packages available.
|Tim Sutton||tim at linfiniti.com||Release Manager|
|Jürgen E. Fischer||jef at norbit.de||Ubuntu Packages|
|Jürgen E. Fischer / Tim Sutton||jef at norbit.de / tim at linfiniti.com||Windows packaging|
|Otto Dassau||otto.dassau at gmx.de||openSUSE Packaging|
|William||kyngchaos at kyngchaos.com||OSX Frameworks Build and OSX all in one bundle|
|Niccolo Rigacci||qgis at rigacci.org||Debian Lenny|
|Volker Fröhlich||volker27 at gmx.at||Fedora packaging|
|BABA Yoshihiko||babayoshihiko at mac.com||OSX via Fink|
|Antonio Chay||antonio.chay at gmail.com||CentOS 5.x|
|Jeremy Spykerman||jeremy.spykerman at gmail.com|
|Jim Hammack||hammack AT gotslack.org||Slackware 13.0|
|Tim Sutton||tim at linfiniti.com||Source @ qgis.org/downloads/|
Packages should be uploaded to qgis.org into the appropriate subdirs under /var/www/downloads
After each package is uploaded, an entry should be created for it on the wiki page at http://download.qgis.org
When translations call is made, an email based on the template below should be sent out to encourage translators to get there work submitted.:
Hi All (and especially translators) As of today please note that we are entering string freeze for the run up to the next release. If you are committing bug fixes please avoid changing any strings. Translation .ts files have been updated in SVN so please update your local svn checkouts. The period for translations will close MMMM-DD-YYYY (i.e. about one week from now) and then we will be branching for release. Any translations submitted to us after that time will only be included in the next release, so please submit what you have by then even if it is not complete. As always you can track the release plans via the checklist at: http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Release_Checklist_2.0.0 If you have any questions about the translation process, please see the following page which includes instructions on how to generate a .ts file for a new locale. http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Gui_Translation Many thanks to all the translators out there for the great work you do! Regards, P.S.: The list of Translation Progress is here http://www.qgis.org/wiki/GUI_Translation_Progress#QGIS_Current_trunk_Version_Progress
Branch the release using syntax below (update this with the actual commands you used to branch).:
git branch release-2_0 git push origin release-2_0
Tag the release using a signed tag:
git tag -s final-2_0_0 -m "Version 2.0.0" git push origin final-2.0.0
All bugs that are intended to have been fixed in this release should have been marked as closed. All other bugs on the release branch should be marked for a future release. To do this:
This is best achieved by running this little script:
cd ~/QGIS git archive --format=tar --prefix=qgis-2.0.0/ final-2_0_0 | \ bzip2 > /var/www/downloads/qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2 md5sum /var/www/downloads/qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2 > \ /var/www/downloads/qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2.md5
TODO: Add details here on how to generate the changelog.
Hi All Dear QGIS devs & packagers --- Note to casual readers --- Please do not pre-announce this release - give the packagers and release team a chance to do their thing so that people hearing about the release have a fair chance of finding a package, reading all our press material etc. --- End note --- I have branched QGIS 2.0.0 for release. The branch can be checked out like this (as a tracking branch) git clone git://github.com/qgis/QGIS.git git branch --track release-2_0 origin/release-2_0 git checkout release-2_0 Or (to check out the tag made immediately before branching) git fetch git checkout final-2.0.0 Source tarballs can be obtained from here: http://qgis.org/downloads/qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2 http://qgis.org/downloads/qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2.md5 Some notes: - Please do not commit anything to the release branch except packaging related tweaks. - If you make a package please be so kind as to update the download wiki page at http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Download with the details of your package. - If you are able to make packages for unlisted platforms / distros please discuss your plans on this thread so that we can avoid duplication of effort. - I would like to make the release announcement next week, so it will be great to have as many packages as possible ready by then. - GIT master is open again for general commits - please seek guidance from Marco Hugentobler (PSC Code Manager) if you are planning any major code changes. - Please accompany any updates to core with unit tests! Many thanks to all the developers, testers, bug fixers, bug reporters, document writers, translators and users that help to make QGIS a reality! Lastly can I call on the release team (or any interested people) to help to put together visual changelog (link below), press announcements etc. ready for the release date? I will send you an email when the packages are ready and you can start broadcasting announcements. Visual Changelog Wiki Page: http://changelog.linfiniti.com/version/1/ (this is the site for drafting the release, the final release content will be on the official QGIS web site). Best regards
Put the binary onto the server:
cd /osgeo/download/qgis/win32/ wget http://linfiniti.com/downloads/QGIS-2.0.0-0-No-GrassSetup.exe md5sum QGIS-2.0.0-0-No-GrassSetup.exe > QGIS-2.0.0-0-No-GrassSetup.exe.md5
Now do a virus check on it. First make a note of the url:
Now go to GarysHood online virus checker or similar to double check the binary is virus free:
Note you can get stats for the previous release like with “awstats”:
Tim or Gary can update the IRC topic using this procedure:
/msg chanserv op #qgis /topic #qgis to: !!QGIS "Dufoor" 2.0.1 released Sept 2013! - http://download.qgis.org || Logs: http://irclogs.geoapt.com/qgis || All activity on this channel is logged !!
The file accessed from the Help ‣ Check QGIS Version menu is located at http://qgis.org/version.txt. This should be updated to reflect the current release.
An announcement template will save you retypping the same text at the various places of announcement. The following text can be used as a basis:
Announcing the release of QGIS 2.0.0 (unstable release).
QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows.
We are very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 2.0.0 'Dufour'. This release contains new features and extends the programmatic interface over QGIS 1.0.x and QGIS 1.8.x Binary and source code packages are available at: http://download.qgis.org If there is not yet a package for your platform on the above page, please check back regularly as packagers are still pushing out their work and they will update the download page to reflect the new packages. Along with the release of QGIS 2.0.0, the QGIS Community Team is hard at work on an updated QGIS Users' Guide version 2.0.0. The guide will be available in the near future - we will post announcements when it is available.
QGIS is a largely volunteer driven project, and is the work of a dedicated team of developers, documenters and supporters. We extend our thanks and gratitude for the many, many hours people have contributed to make this release happen. Many companies and organisations contribute back improvements to QGIS when they use it as their platform, and we are grateful for this and encourage others to do the same! We would also like to thank our sponsors and donors for helping to promote our work through their financial contributions. Our *current* sponsors are: Silver Sponsor - State of Vorarlberg (http://www.vorarlberg.at - Austria, November 2011) Bronze Sponsors - Argusoft (http://www.argusoft.de - Germany, June 2012) - GeoSynergy (http://www.geosynergy.com.au - Australia, May 2012) - ibW Bildungszentrum Wald (http://www.bzwmaienfeld.ch - Switzerland, March 2012) - City of Uster (http://gis.uster.ch - Switzerland, November 2011) *QGIS Sponsorship is valid for one year.* A current list of donors who have made contributions large and small to the project can be seen here: http://qgis.org/en/sponsorship/donors.html If you would like to make a donation or sponsor our project, please visit http://www.qgis.org/en/sponsorship.html. QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to do so.
You can find a list of highlighted changes and new features listed on the detailed release announcement available here: http://qgis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149
Happy QGIS'ing! Regards, The QGIS Team!
QGIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS lets you browse and create map data on your computer. It supports many common spatial data formats (e.g. ESRI ShapeFile, geotiff). QGIS supports plugins to do things like display tracks from your GPS. QGIS is Open Source software and its free of cost.