Commit 7c72aa3a authored by Felix Paul Kühne's avatar Felix Paul Kühne

More updates, partially Mac-specific

parent 8e75a005
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Release HOWTO
-------------
* Tests : compilation, regression tests ...
* Tests: compilation, regression tests ...
* Changes on the git repository
- update the version number everywhere it's needed
· configure.ac
· extras/MacOSX/vlc.pbprj/project.pbxproj
· extras/MacOSX/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.string
· read all the commits and add important things to the NEWS file
· update the milestones info on https://trac.videolan.org/vlc
· extras/package/macosx/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings
· extras/package/macosx/plugin/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings
· extras/package/macosx/plugin/Info.plist
· extras/package/macosx/plugin/InstallerInfo.plist
· extras/package/macosx/vlc.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj
- read all the commits and add important things to the NEWS file
- update the milestones info on https://trac.videolan.org/vlc
- Add a note about the matching contrib package in INSTALL.win32
- Update OpenGPG key embedded in include/vlc_update.h if needed
- Increase the libvlccore and libvlc revisions in src/Makefile.am
_if_and_only_if_ the ABI number has not been increased instead, in
which case the revision goes back to zero.
_if_and_only_if_ the ABI number has not been increased instead, in
which case the revision goes back to zero.
* Commit
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correctly
- copy the tar.bz2 file on ftp.videolan.org in
/opt/ftp/pub/videolan/testing/vlc-X.X.X/
- generate SHA1 hashes and gpg signature of these files
- generate SHA1 plus md5 hashes and gpg signature of these files
(use gpg --sign --detach --armor)
* Contribs
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Configure with --enable-update-check
Build in the "buildbeos" chroot on altair.
# add the .zip files to /opt/ftp/pub/videolan/testing/vlc-X.X.X/beos/
generate md5 hashes and gpg signature of these files
(use gpg --sign --detach --armor)
generate md5 plus SHA1 hashes and gpg signature of these files
(use gpg --sign --detach --armor)
* Win32 Packages
make the packages using the nightly builds configure/options/... , don't forget --enable-update-check
don't forget to test the installer and uninstaller (the first 0.8.4 uninstaller was broken ...
kind of suxxs)
make the packages using the nightly builds configure/options/... , don't
forget --enable-update-check
don't forget to test the installer and uninstaller (the first 0.8.4
uninstaller was broken ... kind of suxxs)
add the .zip and .exe files to /opt/ftp/pub/videolan/testing/vlc-X.X.X/win32/
generate md5 hashes and gpg signature of these files
(use gpg --sign --detach --armor)
generate md5 plus SHA1 hashes and gpg signature of these files
(use gpg --sign --detach --armor)
* OS X packages
configure with --enable-update-check
generate md5 hashes and gpg signature of these files
(use gpg --sign --detach --armor)
Information on compilation: wiki.videolan.org/OSXCompile
configure with --enable-update-check
compile the source on both a PowerPC and an Intel-based Mac. Don't try to
cross-compile for either platform. Don't forget the framework.
use extras/package/macosx/ub.sh to create a Universal Binary. Test it on
PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
add the .dmg files to /opt/ftp/pub/videolan/testing/vlc-X.X.X/macosx/
Nomenclature is vlc-X.X.X-$(PLATFORM).dmg respectively
vlc-plugin-X.X.X-$(PLATFORM).dmg and vlckit-X.X.X-$(PLATFORM).dmg.
Don't put any platform for the UB package.
generate md5 plus SHA1 hashes and gpg signature of these files
(use gpg --sign --detach --armor)
* Commit changes ... it never works the first time
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(Create an annotated tag, you can skip -a if you used -m)
git push origin <VERSION>
(You are advised to play with it on the sandrox.git if you feel unconfortable)
(You are advised to play with it on the sandrox.git if you feel
uncomfortable)
* Move /opt/ftp/pub/videolan/testing/vlc-X.X.X to /opt/ftp/pub/videolan/vlc/X.X.X
- At first block access to this directory by http or ftp. Only authorize rsync.
This is to avoid leak as some journalist and forum seems to watch the ftp.
* Move /opt/ftp/pub/videolan/testing/vlc-X.X.X to
/opt/ftp/pub/videolan/vlc/X.X.X
- At first block access to this directory by http or ftp. Only authorize
rsync.
This is to avoid leak as some journalists and forums seem to watch the ftp.
- Update the "latest" symlink
* Update the website
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* Mirrors
- Forwarn the mirror admins
- Update the list of files for the mirror check (/var/www/local/mirrors.v.o/files)
- Disable mirrors which haven't replicated yet and possibly ganesh if enough
other mirrors
- Update the list of files for the mirror check
(/var/www/local/mirrors.v.o/files)
- Disable mirrors which haven't synced yet and possibly ganesh if there are
enough other mirrors
* Update wiki
* Update the wiki
- edit http://wiki.videolan.org/Template:VLC:latest_version
- put the respective NEWS page to wiki.videolan.org/Changelog/X.X.X
- announce the release on the Main Page
* Announce on www.gnome.org
- click on "Get more software"
- click on "Edit an existing map entry"
- look for the 'vlc' package
- update the version number and other info and submit
- the change is instantaneaous
- the change is instantaneous
* Announce on www.freshmeat.net (let sam do it)
- you need a freshmeat account
- go to http://www.freshmeat.net/projects/vlc/
- click on the release's branch (ie Stable)
- chose "add release" in the dropdown menu
- click on the release's branch (i.e. Stable)
- chose "add release" in the drop-down menu
- fill out all the info and submit
- the update can take several hours
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* Announce email
- write something along the lines of previous releases
- post in videolan-announce (moderated), vlc et vlc-devel
You are advised to add the author list for this version 'git shortlog -s PREVIOUS_VERSION..VERSION'
You are advised to add the author list for this version using
'git shortlog -s PREVIOUS_VERSION..VERSION'
And to add git diff --stat PREVIOUS_VERSION..VERSION if it's relevant.
You can play a bit with git to show the piece of information that may be interesting.
You can play a bit with git to show the piece of information that may be
interesting.
- add a sticky thread in the "General VLC media player discussion" forum
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