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@@ -255,18 +255,18 @@ Now you're ready to actually put the release out there. To do this:
#. Make the blog post announcing the release live.
-#. Post the release announcement to the django-announce,
- django-developers and django-users mailing lists. This should
- include links to both the announcement blog post and the release
- notes. *FIXME: make some templates with example text*.
-
#. For a new version release (e.g. 1.5, 1.6), update the default stable version
of the docs by flipping the ``is_default`` flag to ``True`` on the
appropriate ``DocumentRelease`` object in the ``docs.djangoproject.com``
database (this will automatically flip it to ``False`` for all
others). *FIXME: I had to do this via fab managepy:shell,docs but we should
probably make it possible to do via the admin.*
+#. Post the release announcement to the django-announce,
+ django-developers and django-users mailing lists. This should
+ include links to both the announcement blog post and the release
+ notes. *FIXME: make some templates with example text*.
+
Post-release
============
@@ -277,6 +277,12 @@ You're almost done! All that's left to do now is:
example, after releasing 1.2.1, update ``VERSION`` to report "1.2.2
pre-alpha". *FIXME: Is this correct? Do we still do this?*
+#. For the first alpha release of a new version (when we create the
+ ``stable/1.?.x`` git branch), you'll want to create a new
+ ``DocumentRelease`` object in the ``docs.djangoproject.com`` database for
+ the new version's docs, and update the ``docs/fixtures/doc_releases.json``
+ JSON fixture. *FIXME: what is the purpose of maintaining this fixture?*
+
Notes on setting the VERSION tuple
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