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__COPYRIGHT__

This document covers how to prepare major releases of SCons--that is,
releases numbered with X.Y format, such as 0.93, 1.0, etc.

If you need to prepare a specific subrelease (X.Y.Z, such as 0.94.1),
then see the document HOWTO/subrelease.txt.

Things to do to release a new X.Y version of SCons:

    Prepare the describe-the-release section for the announcements

        summarize changes from src/CHANGES.txt

        template is below, search for "describe-the-release"

        send this out for review while you get the rest of the
        release ready!

    Build and test candidate packages

        test on Linux

        test on Windows NT

            1) tar zxf scons-src-{version}.tar.gz
               cd scons-src-{version}
               python runtest.py -a

            2) tar zxf scons-{version}.tar.gz
               cd scons-{version}
               python setup.py install
               cd scons-src-{version}
               python runtest.py -a -X -x C:\Python20\scons.bat

            3) scons-{verson}.win32.exe
               cd scons-src-{version}
               python runtest.py -a -X -x C:\Python20\scons.bat

            4) mkdir temporary_directory
               cd temporary_directory
               tar zxf scons-local-{version}.tar.gz
               cd scons-src-{version}
               python runtest.py -a -x C:\temporary_directory\scons.py

        Check in any changes necessary to make everything work

    Update the user's guide

        sh bin/docdiff

        sh bin/docupdate

    END THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENT BRANCH

        ae_p scons.0

        aede {96}

        aerpass {96}

        aeib {96}

        aed

        aeb

        aet

        aet -reg

        aeipass

    START THE NEW BRANCH FOR RELEASE

        aenbr -p scons.0 {97}

        aenc -p scons.0.{97}

            Call it something like,
            "Initialize the new branch for release."
            Cause = internal_enhancement.
            Exempt it from all tests (*_exempt = true).

        ae_p scons.0.{97}

        aedb 100

        aecd

        # Change the hard-coded package version numbers
        # in the following files.
        aecp README
        vi README

        aecp SConstruct
        vi SConstruct

        aecp rpm/scons.spec.in
        vi rpm/scons.spec.in

        aecp QMTest/TestSCons.py
        vi QMTest/TestSCons.py

        # Read through and update the README files if necessary
        [optional] aecp README
        [optional] vi README

        [optional] aecp src/README.txt
        [optional] vi src/README.txt

        # Prepare src/CHANGES.txt
        aecp src/CHANGES.txt
        vi src/CHANGES.txt

            date -R the latest release

            should be current if this has been updated
            as each change went in.

        # Prepare src/RELEASE.txt
        aecp src/RELEASE.txt
        vi src/RELEASE.txt

            date -R the latest release

            Read through and edit appropriately.

            Can probably keep most of the existing text

            Add any new known problems

        # Prepare debian/changelog
        aecp debian/changelog
        vi debian/changelog

            date -R the latest release

        # Now build and prepare the release itself.
        aeb

        aed

        aet -reg

        aede

        etc.



    Read through the FAQ for any updates



    Upload the packages to the SourceForge incoming FTP:

        ftp upload.sourceforge.net
        anonymous
        <your email>
        cd incoming
        bin
        put scons-0.{97}-1.noarch.rpm
        put scons-0.{97}-1.src.rpm
        put scons-0.{97}.tar.gz
        put scons-0.{97}.win32.exe
        put scons-0.{97}.zip
        put scons-local-0.{97}.tar.gz
        put scons-local-0.{97}.zip
        put scons-src-0.{97}.tar.gz
        put scons-src-0.{97}.zip
        put scons_0.{97}-1_all.deb

    Create the new release at the SourceForge project page:

        Pull down the "Admin" menu and select "File Releases"

        Package Name:  scons

        => Add Release

        New release name:  0.{97}

        Upload the RELEASE.txt file.

        Upload the CHANGES.txt file.

        Check the "Preserve my pre-formatted text." box  (IMPORTANT!)

        Click "Submit/Refresh"  (IMPORTANT!)

        Check the SCons files you uploaded

        Click "Add Files and/or Refresh View"

        Edit the file info:

            scons-0.{97}-1.noarch.rpm           Any     .rpm
            scons-0.{97}-1.src.rpm              Any     Source .rpm
            scons-0.{97}.tar.gz                 Any     .gz
            scons-0.{97}.win32.exe              i386    .exe (32-bit Windows)
            scons-0.{97}.zip                    Any     .zip
            scons_0.{97}-1_all.deb              Any     .deb

        Click "Update/Refresh" for each file; this must be done
        one at a time.

        Check "I'm sure." and click "Send Notice" in the Email
        Release Notice section.


        Pull down the "Admin" menu and select "File Releases"

        Package Name:  scons-local

        => Add Release

        New release name:  0.{97}

        Upload the RELEASE.txt file.

        Upload the CHANGES.txt file.

        Check the "Preserve my pre-formatted text." box  (IMPORTANT!)

        Click "Submit/Refresh"  (IMPORTANT!)

        Check the SCons files you uploaded

        Click "Add Files and/or Refresh View"

        Edit the file info:

            scons-local-0.{97}.tar.gz        Any        .gz
            scons-local-0.{97}.zip           Any        .zip

        Click "Update/Refresh" for each file; this must be done
        one at a time.

        Check "I'm sure." and click "Send Notice" in the Email
        Release Notice section.


        Pull down the "Admin" menu and select "File Releases"

        Package Name:  scons-src

        => Add Release

        New release name:  0.{97}

        Upload the RELEASE.txt file.

        Upload the CHANGES.txt file.

        Check the "Preserve my pre-formatted text." box  (IMPORTANT!)

        Click "Submit/Refresh"  (IMPORTANT!)

        Check the SCons files you uploaded

        Click "Add Files and/or Refresh View"

        Edit the file info:

            scons-src-0.{97}.tar.gz                Any        .gz
            scons-src-0.{97}.zip                   Any        .zip

        Click "Update/Refresh" for each file; this must be done
        one at a time.

        Check "I'm sure." and click "Send Notice" in the Email
        Release Notice section.


    Hide release 0.{95} at the SourceForge download page:

        Pull down the "Admin" menu and select "File Releases"

        Package Name:  scons

        => Edit Releases

        Release Name: 0.{95}

        => Edit This Release

        Status: => Hidden

        Click Submit/Refresh


        Pull down the "Admin" menu and select "File Releases"

        Package Name:  scons-local

        => Edit Releases

        Release Name: 0.{95}

        => Edit This Release

        Status: => Hidden

        Click Submit/Refresh


        Pull down the "Admin" menu and select "File Releases"

        Package Name:  scons-src

        => Edit Releases

        Release Name: 0.{95}

        => Edit This Release

        Status: => Hidden

        Click Submit/Refresh



    Add a new release for 0.{97} in the Issue Tracker at tigris.org:

        Click "Issue Tracker" on the left-hand nav bar

        Click "Configuration options"

        Click "Add/edit components"

        Under "scons"
        To the right of "Add ..."
        Click "Version"

        At the bottom of the list click "Add"

        Fill in the "Version:" box with 0.{97}

        Check "Add this version to *all* components."

        Click the "Add" button



    Update the scons.org web site:

        svn co http://scons.tigris.org/svn/scons/scons.org

        cd scons.org

            CHANGES.txt:    copy new version from built source tree

            download.php:   new version number

            includes/templates.php:
                            update $latestrelease

            includes/versions.php:
                            update $stablerelease and/or $latestrelease
                            add new version number to $docversions[],
                            IMPORTANT:  SHIFT $docversions[] INDEX NUMBERS :-(

            index.php:      announcement on the home page
                            remove out-of-date announcements

            news-raw.xhtml: add announcement to list (dup from home page)

            RELEASE.txt:    copy new version from built source tree

        mkdir doc/0.{97}

        (cd doc/0.{97} && tar zxf scons-doc-0.{97}.tar.gz)

        svn add doc/0.{97}

        svn commit

        ssh -l scons manam.pair.com

            cd public_html

            mkdir new

            svn co http://scons.tigris.org/svn/scons/scons.org new

            mv production previous && mv new production

        [point your browser to http://www.scons.org/]


    Update the project pages at tigris.org:

        svn co http://scons.tigris.org/svn/scons/trunk

        cd trunk

            www/project_highlights.html

            www/roadmap.html

        svn commit




    Test downloading from the SourceForge project page

        You may need to wait a good bit; they seem to update
        this on half-hour cycles.


    Test downloading from the web site download page



    Add news item to the SourceForge project page

        Pull down "Project => News"

        Click "Submit"

        Fill in the "Subject:" box

        Cut-and-paste the announcement text into the "Details:" box

        Click "submit"



    Add news item to the tigris.org project page

        Click "Announcements"

        Click "Add new announcement"

        Double-check the date (probably already set)

        Fill in the "Headline" box

        Fill in the "Body" box (probably short)

        Click "Add new announcement"



    Announce to the following mailing lists (template below):

        scons-announce@lists.sourceforge.net
        scons-users@lists.sourceforge.net
        scons-devel@lists.sourceforge.net

            [right away]

        python-announce@python.org

            [right away, it's moderated and will take
            some time to get through]

        linux-announce@news.ornl.gov

            [right away, it's moderated and will take
            some time to get through]

        [optional] cons-discuss@gnu.org

            [only if it's a really big announcement,
            I said we wouldn't bug this list]

        python-list@python.org

            [wait until business hours so the announcement
            hits mailboxes while U.S. workers are active]

    Notify Gentoo Linux of the update

        For now, we will do this by entering a bug report, and
        attaching the files in build/gentoo to the report.  Go
        to:

            http://bugs.gentoo.org/

        This requires an account (based on your email address)
        and a certain amount of Bugzilla-based navigation,
        but nothing that's too difficult.

        This is just my best stab at a process that will work
        for Gentoo.  This process may change if the Gentoo
        developers come back and want something submitted in
        some other form.

    Notify www.cmtoday.com/contribute.html

        [This guy wants an announcement no more frequently than
        once a month, so save it for a future release if it's
        been too soon since the previous one.]

    Notify freshmeat.net

        [Wait until the morning so the announcement hits the
        main freshmeat.net page while people in the U.S. are
        awake and working]



    Checkin another change to prepare for development on this branch.

        # Prep the following files to track the changes
        # made during the next development cycle
        aecp src/CHANGES.txt src/RELEASE.txt
        vi src/CHANGES.txt src/RELEASE.txt

        # Optionally, update release numbers in the following:
        [optional] aecp HOWTO/change.txt
        [optional] vi HOWTO/change.txt

        [optional] aecp HOWTO/release.txt
        [optional] vi HOWTO/release.txt




=======================
Template describe-the-release section:

IMPORTANT:  Release 0.95 contains the following interface changes:

  - XXX

  See the release notes for more information about these changes.

This release adds the following features:

  - XXX

This release enhances the following existing features:

  - XXX

The following fixes have been added:

  - XXX

Performance has been improved as follows:

  - XXX

The following changes have been made to the SCons packaging:

  - XXX

The documentation has been improved:

  - XXX
=======================
Template scons-devel announcement:

SConspirators--

SCons beta release 0.95 is now available for download.

XXX Template describe-the-release section goes here XXX

Special thanks to XXX, XXX, and XXX for their contributions to this
release.

        --SK
=======================
Template scons-users + scons-announce announcement:

Version 0.95 of SCons has been released and is available for download
from the SCons web site:

        http://www.scons.org/

Or through the download link at the SCons project page at SourceForge:

        http://sourceforge.net/projects/scons/

RPM and Debian packages and a Win32 installer are all available, in
addition to the traditional .tar.gz and .zip files.


WHAT'S NEW IN THIS RELEASE?

XXX Template describe-the-release section goes here XXX


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special thanks to XXX, XXX, and XXX for their contributions to this
release.

On behalf of the SCons team,

        --SK
=======================
Template python-announce, linux-announce and python-list announcement:

SCons is a software construction tool (build tool, or make tool) written
in Python.  It is based on the design which won the Software Carpentry
build tool competition in August 2000.

Version 0.95 of SCons has been released and is available for download
from the SCons web site:

        http://www.scons.org/

Or through the download link at the SCons project page at SourceForge:

        http://sourceforge.net/projects/scons/

RPM and Debian packages and a Win32 installer are all available, in
addition to the traditional .tar.gz and .zip files.


WHAT'S NEW IN THIS RELEASE?

XXX Template describe-the-release section goes here XXX


ABOUT SCONS

Distinctive features of SCons include:

  - a global view of all dependencies; no multiple passes to get
    everything built properly
  - configuration files are Python scripts, allowing the full use of a
    real scripting language to solve difficult build problems
  - a modular architecture allows the SCons Build Engine to be
    embedded in other Python software
  - the ability to scan files for implicit dependencies (#include files);
  - improved parallel build (-j) support that provides consistent
    build speedup regardless of source tree layout
  - use of MD5 signatures to decide if a file has really changed; no
    need to "touch" files to fool make that something is up-to-date
  - easily extensible through user-defined Builder and Scanner objects
  - build actions can be Python code, as well as external commands

An scons-users mailing list is available for those interested in getting
started using SCons.  You can subscribe at:

        http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/scons-users

Alternatively, we invite you to subscribe to the low-volume
scons-announce mailing list to receive notification when new versions of
SCons become available:

        http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/scons-announce


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special thanks to XXX, XXX, and XXX for their contributions to this
release.

On behalf of the SCons team,

        --SK
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