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How to release
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Date: 2020-02-23
Versioning Scheme
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*PostGIS*
PostGIS release version is composed by POSTGIS_MAJOR_VERSION,
POSTGIS_MINOR_VERSION and POSTGIS_MICRO_VERSION components, all
set in Version.config.
By default only [POSTGIS_MICRO_VERSION] increments between releases.
Starting at PostGIS 2.1 in development POSTGIS_MICRO_VERSION should have
a "dev" string at the end
[POSTGIS_MINOR_VERSION] is incremented (and MICRO set to 0) when minor
additions have been introduced (one or two functions can be considered
*micro* additions)
[POSTGIS_MAJOR_VERSION] is incremented (and MICRO and MINOR set to 0) when
a dump/reload of existing spatial databases is *REQUIRED* for things
to work or rather *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* to get new functionalities.
All POSTGIS_MICRO_VERSION that are in branch or trunk should end in dev.
So for example if you just release 2.1.1, then the 2.1 branch should have
POSTGIS_MICRO_VERSION set to 2dev so that the full version is 2.1.2dev.
*Liblwgeom*
Liblwgeom versioning is composed by by LIBLWGEOM_IFACE_CUR,
LIBLWGEOM_IFACE_AGE and LIBLWGEOM_IFACE_REV; all set and documented
in Version.config.
The liblwgeom versioning represents compatibility of the library
within a PostGIS minor version.
Requirements
------------
In order to build a release, you will need to build PostGIS and the
documentation -- that means having the required software:
* For PostGIS:
- PostgreSQL
- GEOS
- Proj
- SFCGAL
- protobuf-c
- GDAL (for raster)
- json-c (for GeoJSON load support)
* For the docs:
- xsltproc
- DocBook XSL scripts
- ImageMagic
- DbLatex (for PDF)
Release procedure
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1. Check access.
- Can edit tickets and milestones on http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/
- Can commit to upstream git https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/postgis/postgis
- Have SSH to download.osgeo.org and can write to /osgeo/download/postgis.
- Have SSH to postgis.net and can write to /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/postgis.net.
- Post to https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/postgis/postgis.net/ and get it added to feed
https://planet.postgresql.org/register/new/
- Can alter https://debbie.postgis.net
2. Check greenlight.
- Ensure all bots are green: https://trac.osgeo.org/postgis
- Check no blockers on https://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/roadmap on version you're releasing.
3. Reconcile done & planned.
- Edit NEWS: set release date and check all notable changes have been reported
(extract from git log and trac tickets for milestone).
- Create milestone for next verison in Trac.
- Push all the open tickets in Trac milestone to future and Fund Me milestones.
4. Update code.
- For first micro of a minor, make sure to pull the latest translations from transifex
TODO: more detail here - there is a job on debbie for 3.1 for examples
https://debbie.postgis.net/view/PostGIS/job/PostGIS_docs_translations_3.1
and she's setup with an api key to pull and push translations.
- Update the README.md to reflect new to be created buildbot badges
(this should only be needed for trunk release)
- Edit README.postgis and set release date and version.
- Add release notes in doc/release_notes.xml
- Update Version.config to drop the "dev" suffix
- Add the "dev" suffixed version in extensions/upgradeable_versions.mk
and ensure all the previous released minor versions are listed in it
- Commit all changes
- If this is a minor or major release (no branch exists):
$ rev=x.x
$ git checkout master; git checkout -b "$rev"; git push -u osgeo $rev
Go to: https://debbie.postgis.net and copy last branch version and make new job
a) Replace PostGIS_* string params with new version
b) Replace repository url with new branch repo url
c) Update the PostGIS_trunk by updating the PostGIS_* string params
Go to: https://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ edit the matrix to reflect new branch
5. Publish release
- Check that bots are still green on https://trac.osgeo.org/postgis
- Tag branch: (replace x.x and x.x.x with minor and micro version e.g 2.3, 2.3.1)
$ rev=x.x.x
$ git tag -a $rev -m "Tagged release $rev"
$ git push osgeo --tags
- Take tar ball from http://postgis.net/stuff/
(You might need to wait a few minutes to see it.
If impatient check status of job - https://debbie.postgis.net/job/PostGIS_Make_Dist/
If it fails, sh make_dist.sh $rev)
- Documentation should also have been built and should be in http://postgis.net/stuff
(this sometimes takes sometime so wait 15 minutes)
- Test generated tarball (including extension upgrade)
- Copy tarball, pdf, doc-html to https://download.osgeo.org/postgis/ web site.
- PostGIS doc release versioned doc - http://postgis.net/documentation/
- On postgis.net server, change /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/postgis.net (Versionless URL line )
- nginx -t #to confirm you didn't breat the config
- service nginx reload
Verify the documentation is up to date (might need to change the apache config)
- Post on website:
- https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/postgis/postgis.net/src/branch/master/_content/config.yml
Fix latest version pointers.
- https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/postgis/postgis.net/src/master/_content/posts
a) create a new Post for current year making sure the page name starts with mm-dd
b) Update links on https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/postgis/postgis.net/src/master/_content/pages/source.html
c) commit and wait 5 minutes to see changes on website
6. Spread the word
- Announce on e-mail
- postgis-users@lists.osgeo.org
- postgis-devel@lists.osgeo.org
- discuss@lists.osgeo.org
- pgsql-announce@postgresql.org (send email just to them, not with other ccs, they reject if others in cc)
- david@fetter.org to be included in Weekly news
- External web sites
- Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostGIS
- Wikidata https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1569955
- Twitter
This should automatically happen as a result of posting to PostGIS website since Planet PostGIS and Planet PostgreSQL both autotweet.
7. Start new development cycle
- Update Trac and make old Milestone as completed
- Push the revision number forward (see Versioning Scheme)
- Remove the "dev" suffixed version from extensions/upgradeable_versions.mk