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Fixing some FIXMEs in howto-release-django. Refs #20082

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andrewgodwin committed May 23, 2013
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  1. +41 −8 docs/internals/howto-release-django.txt
@@ -183,13 +183,46 @@ OK, this is the fun part, where we actually push out a release!
$ md5sum dist/Django-*
$ sha1sum dist/Django-*
*FIXME: perhaps we should switch to sha256?*
#. Create a "checksums" file containing the hashes and release information.
You can start with `a previous checksums file`__ and replace the
dates, keys, links, and checksums. *FIXME: make a template file.*
Start with this template and insert the correct version, date, release URL
and checksums::
This file contains MD5 and SHA1 checksums for the source-code tarball
of Django <<VERSION>>, released <<DATE>>.
To use this file, you will need a working install of PGP or other
compatible public-key encryption software. You will also need to have
the Django release manager's public key in your keyring; this key has
the ID ``0x3684C0C08C8B2AE1`` and can be imported from the MIT
keyserver. For example, if using the open-source GNU Privacy Guard
implementation of PGP::
gpg --keyserver --recv-key 0x3684C0C08C8B2AE1
Once the key is imported, verify this file::
gpg --verify <<THIS FILENAME>>
Once you have verified this file, you can use normal MD5 and SHA1
checksumming applications to generate the checksums of the Django
package and compare them to the checksums listed below.
Release package:
Django <<VERSION>>:<<URL>>
MD5 checksum:
SHA1 checksum:
#. Sign the checksum file (``gpg --clearsign
Django-<version>.checksum.txt``). This generates a signed document,
@@ -268,8 +301,7 @@ Now you're ready to actually put the release out there. To do this:
of the docs by flipping the ``is_default`` flag to ``True`` on the
appropriate ``DocumentRelease`` object in the ````
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.*
others); you can do this using the site's admin.
#. Post the release announcement to the django-announce,
django-developers and django-users mailing lists. This should
@@ -289,7 +321,8 @@ You're almost done! All that's left to do now is:
``stable/1.?.x`` git branch), you'll want to create a new
``DocumentRelease`` object in the ```` 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?*
JSON fixture, so people without access to the production DB can still
run an up-to-date copy of the docs site.
#. Add the release in `Trac's versions list`_ if necessary. Not all versions
are declared; take example on previous releases.

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