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added additional release instructions

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@@ -264,13 +264,21 @@ following command:
If everything was successful you should now have a pristine checkout.
-### Preparing For Distribution ###
+### Making a Release ###
+
+The following steps should be taken prior to preparing the release:
+
+ svn cp trunk branches/X.X.X
+ svn cp branches/X.X.X tags/X.X.X
+ svn export tags/0.8.0 export
+
+You must then use the `export` directory to prepare the release.
To build the source for distribution you should then run the following command:
./configure && make distcheck
-If everything was successful you should see a `zip` file and/or a `tar.gz` file
+If everything was successful you should see an appropriately named `tar.gz` file
sitting in the root directory ready for distribution.
### Release Checklist ###

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