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KDevelop/Release Process

Release process for publishing a new KDevelop version


This list explains how to obtain release artifacts.

(all commands are fish commands, adapt as needed)

  • For kdevelop, kdev-python, kdev-php:
    • go to stable branch, e.g.: git checkout 5.6
    • don't forget to pull: git pull --rebase
    • edit CMakeLists.txt with the new version number, e.g.: project(KDevelop VERSION 5.6.1)
    • edit org.kde.*.metainfo.xml and add a short release note, e.g.: <release version="5.6.1" date="2020-12-08"/>
    • Don't create a tag. Commit and push.
  • Create tarballs and tags with releaseme:
   cs releaseme
   for application in kdev-python kdev-php kdevelop; do
       ./tarme.rb --version $VERSION --origin stable $application
       ./tagme.rb --version $VERSION
   kdecp5 kdev*$VERSION*.xz{,.sig} ftp://upload.kde.org/incoming
  • check Stable builds on binary-factory.kde.org to cover the current stable branch
    • adapt sysadmin/binary-factory-tooling/craft/enabled-projects.yaml

Self-Uploading to Download Server

set VERSION 5.2.4
# on milonia make the new release directory
ssh [email protected] "mkdir -p /home/ftpadmin/stable/kdevelop/$VERSION/src && mkdir -p /home/ftpadmin/stable/kdevelop/$VERSION/bin/linux && mkdir -p /home/ftpadmin/stable/kdevelop/$VERSION/bin/windows"
scp *.tar.xz* [email protected]:/home/ftpadmin/stable/kdevelop/$VERSION/src/
scp *AppImage* [email protected]:/home/ftpadmin/stable/kdevelop/$VERSION/bin/linux/
scp *.exe* [email protected]:/home/ftpadmin/stable/kdevelop/$VERSION/bin/windows/


This list explains how to perform the release from the management point of view. This checklist should be processed in the respective order.

  • Website
    • Prepare release announcement for kdevelop.org (don't publish yet)
  • Repositories (needs to be done for each repository we release)
    • Verify unit tests are working
    • Using the ReleaseMe script (see next paragraph)
      • Generate tarballs
      • Tag the version
    • Adjust codebase for next dev cycle
  • Bugzilla
    • Add new versions in bugzilla
    • Add new milestones in bugzilla
  • Pre-Publishing
    • Alert KDE Promo team to forthcoming release announce #kde-promo or Telegram group
    • Upload tarball to KDE FTP (see ftp://upload.kde.org/README)
    • File sysadmin ticket to publish files, specify directory should be kept hidden
    • Wait for it to be uploaded
    • e-mail [email protected] to tell distros to start packaging
  • Publishing
    • File sysadmin ticket to publish files publically, chmod 755 the download directory on milonia

More information can be found here: https://community.kde.org/ReleasingSoftware

Using ReleaseMe


git clone kde:releaseme
cd releaseme
cat README.md

Step 1: tarballing

./tarme.rb --version 5.3 --origin 5.3 kdevelop

Step 2: tagging

./tagme.rb 5.3.0

Rinse & repeat for kdev-php, kdev-python

Upload the tarballs to the KDE FTP and notify the sysadmins:

Also add the sha256sum of the tarballs to the sysadmin ticket; also tell where sysadmins should upload the tarballs.

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