WikiReleaseTeam/Release log/Boilerplate

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This is the internal log mglaser uses to produce tarballs

Versions to be released[edit]

It's best to have each REL branch in a separate checkout. Switching between branches will surely produce confusion.

  • 1.19.x
  • 1.22.x
  • 1.23.x

Preparation[edit]

Fix security bugs[edit]

Patches and respective backports must be available as patch files and reviewed.

Howto:

git reset --hard origin/master
git apply --check path/to/patch
git am path/to/patch

Status:

PATCH - REVIEWED - LOCAL GIT

Bug x[edit]

  • master
  • brances

Release notes[edit]

Update release notes and DefaultSettings.php

Status:

LOCAL GIT
  • branches

Prepare Announcement[edit]

Status:

OK
  • branches

Produce the tarball[edit]

From here on, combined security and maintenance releases are time critical, as this discloses the security issues.

Push to gerrit and merge[edit]

Howto:

git review

Status:

GERRIT - MERGED
  • master

Link to gerrit

  • branches

Links to gerrit

Tag versions[edit]

Howto

(git checkout BRANCH, git pull, git tag)

Status

OK
  • branches

git tag -a 1.21.9 -m "Security and maintenance release 1.21.9" git push --tags

Watch Jenkins[edit]

Jenkins tarball build jobs are triggered by new tags

https://integration.wikimedia.org/ci/view/MediaWiki/job/mediawiki-core-release/

Note: Login to rerun jobs

Status:

JOB <NR> - OK
  • branches

Get tarball and patch file[edit]

Status

OK
  • branches

Final checks[edit]

Howto:

  • install works
  • test folder is not included
  • extension versions are right
  • empty patch files: put a notice

Status:

OK
  • branches

Sign tarball and patch files[edit]

Status:

OK
  • branches

Upload to DL-server[edit]

Status:

OK
  • branches

Send announcement[edit]

Status

OK
  • branches

Post release[edit]

This is no longer time critical.

Update mediawiki.org[edit]

Status

OK
  • branches