How to create a service release

See also release-process for more general guidance.

  • Fetch pristine source tree, best do a new local clone, e.g.
    git clone git@git.openwrt.org:openwrt/openwrt.git
    git checkout openwrt-19.07
    • Replace branch name with appropriate one
  • Place maketag.sh script from maintainer repo into the clone
  • Execute ./maketag.sh -k 818021EBB6C9ECDA -v 19.07.0
    • Replace key ID and version number with appropriate values
  • Review auto generated commits with git log -p -2
    • Should show one setting adjustment and one setting revert commit
  • Review auto generated tag with git show v19.07.0
    • Should show a git tag with associated GPG info and commit references
    • Replace version number accordingly
  • Push auto generated commits and tag to the remote:
    git push origin openwrt-19.07
    git push --follow-tags origin refs/tags/v19.07.0:refs/tags/v19.07.0
    • Use credentials provided by admin
  • Open the “Builds → Builders” page
    • Select 00_force_build builder
    • Click on Force builds button at the top of the page
  • Fill out the form
    • Enter your name at Your name input box :-)
    • Enter for example “Trigger release builds” as reason
    • Select Git tag you want to build from Build tag list
    • Click “Force Build”
  • Review buildbot activity in waterfall view
  • Copy make-changelog.pl from maintainer repo into the local clone
  • Execute ./make-changelog.pl v19.07.0..v19.07.1
    • Replace version numbers accordingly
    • Revision range should cover all commits since last release
    • Suggest to redirect stdout to a file
    • Replace base and minor versions accordingly
    • Take care to preserve the first introductory paragraph in the wiki pages
    • Ideally use a prior change log page as template
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  • Last modified: 2021/03/24 07:57
  • by ynezz