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Release

Release is about managing the process to achieve timely releases of Tiki, and coordinating throughout the community as almost all Roles and Teams should participate actively to each release. A balance needs to be maintained: "Don't rush, yet don't slow down". See all the Release Roles.

Ongoing responsibilities

  • Set a general timeline for each release, according to our Version Lifecycle
  • Pick a star name
  • Decide When to branch
  • Maintain list of regressions and follow-up to get resolved (triage, blockers management, etc)
  • Coordinate with other teams to insure that each of the Release Roles are covered
    • Agree to an action plan which is on or linked from the release page, such as Tiki15
    • These people know several months in advance what their responsibilities are and thus, have ample time to plan and improve the procedure (and make sure nothing happens in the development cycle which will jeopardize their part).
  • Make a schedule on release page, such as Tiki15 and coordinate to make sure all relevant domains are upgraded appropriately to the newly created branch.
  • Coordinate the actual various release runs (Alpha, Beta, RC)
  • Decide when to release

Projects

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For each release, a release coordinator, and two assistant release coordinators are picked. This should be done towards the beginning of the cycle, so for example, as soon as 15.0 is released, it's time to identify them for 16.0

Traditionally, people change roles for each release

  • because it's time consuming
  • so many people gain the experience

Requirements

note: some of these should be moved to the Packaging

arrow Be in touch with the developments on your release. It's a mandatory to be subscribed to the SVN Mailing List for this, so you can catch up whilst you're away

arrow Be available on IRC throughout the release cycle for assistance/support and co-ordination

arrow Knowledge or background of software engineering, and especially with SVN

arrow Taste of working with people. Self-sufficient release managers can end up working in isolation. Social skills are a plus, decent English is useful too.

arrow Have a Linux computer so you can use our release scripts, and create the tar.gz files. See: How to release

arrow Would be a good idea to be able to code PHP too, especially to fix any last minute showstoppers.

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