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Mahara creates 2 major releases per year (April: X.04.0, and October: X.10.0). We also create 'minor point' releases when we need to add urgent fixes and security updates (e.g. X.04.1, X.04.2 etc).
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Mahara creates 2 major releases per year (April: XX.04.0, and October: XX.10.0). We also create 'minor point' releases when we need to add urgent fixes and security updates (e.g. XX.04.1, XX.04.2 etc).  Doing minor point releases is slightly different to doing a major release. On a major release, we apply any security and bug fixes that are included in the release as a minor point ''update'' to other supported versions. Minor point ''releases'' are for security fixes or urgent bug fixes - these happen between major releases.
  
This page contains links to details about the procedure to follow when building a release for general download, i.e. a zip file.
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==Overview==
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{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible"
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!'''STAGES'''
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!'''Release Candidate'''
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!'''Major release'''
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'''(XX.XX.0)'''
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!'''Minor point release'''
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'''(XX.XX.1 etc)'''
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|-
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|'''1. Release prep'''
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|RC Prep
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|'''[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Pre-release|Major Prep]]'''
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|Minor Prep
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|-
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|'''2. The Release''' - Outcome: zip file is on Launchpad (a major release + 3 minor points)
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|'''[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Release_Candidate|RC Release]]'''
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|'''[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Release_day|Major Release]]'''
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|[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Minor Release|'''Minor Release''']]
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|-
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|'''3. Release follow-up admin'''  - forums, bug report updating, admin etc
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|'''[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Release_Candidate_Follow_Up|RC Follow up]]'''
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|✅
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|✅
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|-
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|'''4. Community site upgrades'''
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|NA
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|✅
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|NA
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|-
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|'''5. Minor point updates''' for all supported versions and clients who have paid for that support package
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|NA
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|✅
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|✅
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|-
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|'''6. Retro workshop'''
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|NA
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|✅
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|NA
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|}
  
Doing minor point releases is slightly different to doing a major release.
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==Links to documentation==
  
For the purposes of these instructions, assume we are releasing version X.Y.Z of Mahara.
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#A week before the release: [[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Comms|Comms]]
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#[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Pre-release|Pre-release steps for developers]]
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#[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Release_day|Release day steps for developers]]
  
===Release steps===
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====Extra info for devs====
  
#[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Comms|Pre-release comms]]
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*[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Creating_a_GPG_key|Creating a GPG key]]
#[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Pre-release|Pre-release steps]]
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*[[Developer Area/Version Numbering Policy|Version Numbering policy]]
#[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Release_day|Release day steps]]
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*[[Developer Area/Release Policy|Release Policy]]
  
Older pages kept for reference:
 
  
*[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Major Release|Major release]]
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'''OLD DOCUMENTATION (Beware: only kept for posterity)'''
*[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Release Candidate|Release candidate]]
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*[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Old Major Release|Old Major release]]
 
*[[Developer Area/Old release Instructions|Old release instructions]]
 
*[[Developer Area/Old release Instructions|Old release instructions]]
*[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Release_script|Release script]]
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*[[Developer Area/Release Instructions/Old Release script|Old Release script]]
 
 
====Helper pages====
 
 
 
*[[Developer_Area/Release_Instructions/Creating_a_GPG_key|Creating a GPG key]]
 
*[[Developer Area/Version Numbering Policy|Version Numbering policy]]
 
*[[Developer Area/Release Policy|Release Policy]]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:40, 16 June 2022

Mahara creates 2 major releases per year (April: XX.04.0, and October: XX.10.0). We also create 'minor point' releases when we need to add urgent fixes and security updates (e.g. XX.04.1, XX.04.2 etc). Doing minor point releases is slightly different to doing a major release. On a major release, we apply any security and bug fixes that are included in the release as a minor point update to other supported versions. Minor point releases are for security fixes or urgent bug fixes - these happen between major releases.

Overview

STAGES Release Candidate Major release

(XX.XX.0)

Minor point release

(XX.XX.1 etc)

1. Release prep RC Prep Major Prep Minor Prep
2. The Release - Outcome: zip file is on Launchpad (a major release + 3 minor points) RC Release Major Release Minor Release
3. Release follow-up admin - forums, bug report updating, admin etc RC Follow up
4. Community site upgrades NA NA
5. Minor point updates for all supported versions and clients who have paid for that support package NA
6. Retro workshop NA NA

Links to documentation

  1. A week before the release: Comms
  2. Pre-release steps for developers
  3. Release day steps for developers

Extra info for devs


OLD DOCUMENTATION (Beware: only kept for posterity)