Active Git branches
Current development branch
Branch tracked by Neon/stable.
When master is in stable condition, it should be synced to 5.x:
git checkout 5.x ; git merge master
How to contribute
How to do a release
Preparing a release tarball
Building a snapshot tar ball is rather straight forward. Install the releaseme building tool and run a command to generate the source package.
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/releaseme cd releaseme
To create the source package, run e. g.:
./tarme.rb --origin trunk --version 5.1 kphotoalbum
Steps for doing a release
KPA Release Steps
- Update CMakeLists.txt with the new version number you are just about to tag
- Update the ChangeLog to mark the new release and add the key improvements to the list of changes, if they are not already mentioned in the ChangeLog
- Update doc/index.docbook to reflect the new release (if the documentation has been updated)
- Commit the last changes
git commit -v -a
- Tag the new release and push it out
git tag -a -m "kpa 5.4 released" v5.4 git push git push --tags
- Create a tar ball of the released sources using the instructions on the following section (kphotoalbum.rb --version 5.4)
- Upload the created tar ball to the incoming directory of upload.kde.org using an FTP client. The current instructions of notifying administrators of the upload are shown when logging in to the FTP server. You create a ticket and provide SHA sums and some other information of the upload.
- Add a new version to Bugzilla (bugs.kde.org, you have to have administrator rights to do this): Edit Products → KPhotoAlbum → Add version
- Update the KPA web pages to point to proper source file, you get a link to the mirroring system as when the uploaded tar to KDE FTP server has been processed. The sources of the web page can be checked out from svn+ssh://[email protected]/home/kde/trunk/www/sites/kphotoalbum via svn.
- Publish the release information (KPA's web site, mailing lists, distributor's bugtracking system, social media etc.).** Don't forget to post on the kde-distro-packagers mailing list, and make sure to mention any changes in dependencies.**
- Create a video of the cool new features and publish it on Youtube. A nice tool for doing so is recordmydesktop. If you uploaded such a video, don't forget to add it to the Videos page on the homepage (cf. the README_new_video.txt file).
- Notify people building the binary packages for different distributions
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