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Here are the steps to follow to create a new pixman release:
1) Ensure that there are no uncommitted changes or unpushed commits,
and that you are up to date with the latest commits in the central
repository. Here are a couple of useful commands:
git diff (no output)
git status (should report "nothing to commit")
git log master...origin (no output; note: *3* dots)
2) Increment pixman_(major|minor|micro) in according to
the directions in that file.
3) Make sure that new version works, including
- make distcheck passes
- the X server still works with the new pixman version
- the cairo test suite hasn't gained any new failures compared
to last pixman version.
4) Use "git commit" to record the changes made in step 2 and 3.
5) Generate and publish the tar files by running
make PREV=<last version> GPGKEY=<your gpg key id> release-publish
If your freedesktop user name is different from your local one,
then also set the variable USER to your freedesktop user name.
6) Run
make release-publish-message
to generate a draft release announcement. Edit it as appropriate and
send it to
7) Increment pixman_micro to the next larger (odd) number in Commit this change, and push all commits created
during this process using
git push
git push --tags
You must use "--tags" here; otherwise the new tag will not
be pushed out.
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