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2 PHP Release Process
3 =======================
4
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5 General notes and tips
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8 1. Do not release on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays
9 because the sysadmins can not upgrade stuff then.
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11 2. Package the day before a release. So if the release is to be on Thursday,
12 package on Wednesday.
13
14 3. Ensure that Windows builds will work before packaging
15
16 4. Follow all steps to the letter. When unclear ask previous RM's (Derick/Ilia)
17 before proceeding. Ideally make sure that for the first releases one of the
18 previous RM's is around to answer questions. For the steps related to the
19 php/QA/bug websites try to have someone from the webmaster team (Bjori) on hand.
20
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21 5. Verify the tags to be extra sure everything was tagged properly.
22
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23 6. Moving extensions from/to PECL requires write acces to the destination.
24 Most developers should have this.
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26 Moving extensions from php-src to PECL
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27 - Checkout the pecl directory, most likely you want a sparse-root checkout
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28 svn co --depth=empty https://svn.php.net/repository/pecl
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29 - Create an directory for the extension incl. branch and tag structure,
30 no trunk at this point and commit this to svn
31 cd pecl; mkdir foo foo/tags foo/branches; svn add foo; svn commit
32 - Move the extension from php-src to the new location
33 svn mv https://svn.php.net/repository/php/php-src/trunk/ext/foo \
34 https://svn.php.net/repository/pecl/foo/trunk
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36 If the extension is still usable or not dead, in cooperation with the extension
37 maintainers if any:
38 - create the pecl.php.net/foo package and its content, license, maintainer
39 - create the package.xml, commit
40 - release the package
41
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42 For Moving extensions from PECL to php-src the svn mv has to be tone the other
43 way round.
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45 Rolling a non stable release (alpha/beta/RC)
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48 1. Check windows snapshot builder logs (http://snaps.php.net/win32/snapshot-STABLE.log f.e.)
49
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50 2. run the "scripts/dev/credits" script in php-src and commit the changes in the
51 credits files in ext/standard.
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53 3. Bump the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and possibly ``NEWS``.
54 Do not use abbreviations for alpha and beta.
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56 4. Commit those changes and note the revision id.
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58 5. tag the repository with the version. To do the tag in a fast way do a svn copy on the server using full URLs. You should use the revision id from the above commit to prevent mistakes in case there was a commit in between. f.e. "``svn cp https://svn.php.net/repository/php/php-src/branches/PHP_5_3@308399 https://svn.php.net/repository/php/php-src/tags/php_5_3_6RC1``"
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59 (of course, you need to change that to the version you're rolling an RC for).
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61 6. Bump up the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in``
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62 and possibly ``NEWS`` again, to the **next** version. F.e. if the release
63 candidate was "4.4.1RC1" then the new one should be "4.4.1RC2-dev" - regardless
64 if we get a new RC or not. This is to make sure ``version_compare()`` can
65 correctly work.
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67 7. Commit those changes
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69 8. Log in onto the snaps box and go into the correct tree (f.e. the PHP_4_4
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70 branch if you're rolling 4.4.x releases).
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72 9. You do not have to update the tree, but of course you can with "``svn up``".
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74 10. run: ``./makedist php 4.4.1RC1``, this will export the tree, create configure
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75 and build two tarballs (one gz and one bz2).
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77 11. Copy those two tarballs to www.php.net, in your homedir there should be a
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78 directory "downloads/". Copy them into there, so that the system can generate
79 MD5 sums. If you do not have this directory, talk to Derick.
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81 12. Now the RC can be found on http://downloads.php.net/yourname,
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82 f.e. http://downloads.php.net/derick/
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84 13. Once the release has been tagged, contact the PHP Windows development team
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85 (internals-win@lists.php.net) so that Windows binaries can be created. Once
86 those are made, they should be placed into the same directory as the source snapshots.
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88 Getting the non stable release (alpha/beta/RC) announced
89 --------------------------------------------------------
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91 1. Send an email (see example here: http://news.php.net/php.internals/19486)
92 **To** ``internals@lists.php.net`` and ``php-general@lists.php.net`` lists
93 pointing out "the location of the release" and "the possible release date of
94 either the next RC, or the final release".
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96 2. Send an email (see example here http://news.php.net/php.pear.qa/5201) **To**
97 ``php-qa@lists.php.net`` and ``primary-qa-tests@lists.php.net``.
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98 This email is to notify the selected projects about a new release so that they
99 can make sure their projects keep working. Make sure that you have been setup
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100 as a moderator for ``primary-qa-tests@lists.php.net`` by having someone (Wez,
101 Derick) run the following commands for you:
102
103 ``ssh lists.php.net``
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105 ``sudo -u ezmlm ezmlm-sub ~ezmlm/primary-qa-tester/mod moderator-email-address``
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107 3. Update ``web/qa/trunk/include/release-qa.php`` with the appropriate information.
108 See the documentation within release-qa.php for more information, but all releases
109 and RCs are configured here. Only $QA_RELEASES needs to be edited.
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111 Example: When rolling an RC, set the 'rc' with appropriate information for the
112 given version.
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114 Note: Remember to update the MD5 checksum information.
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116 4. Update ``web/php/trunk/include/version.inc`` (x=major version number)
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118 a. ``$PHP_x_RC`` = "5.3.0RC1"
119
120 b. ``$PHP_x_RC_DATE`` = "06 September 2007"
121
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122 5. Commit those changes:
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124 a. ``svn commit web/qa/trunk web/php-bugs/trunk web/php/trunk``
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126 6. For the first RC, write the doc team (phpdoc@lists.php.net) about updating the
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127 INSTALL and win32/install.txt files which are generated from the PHP manual sources.
128
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129 Rolling a stable release
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132 1. Check windows snapshot builder logs (http://snaps.php.net/win32/snapshot-STABLE.log f.e.)
133
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134 2. Bump the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and possibly ``NEWS``.
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136 3. **Merge** all related sections in NEWS (f.e. merge the 4.4.1RC1 and 4.4.0 sections)
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138 4. Commit those changes
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140 5. run the "scripts/dev/credits" script in php-src and commit the changes in the
141 credits files in ext/standard.
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143 6. tag the repository with the version f.e. "``cvs tag php_4_4_1``"
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144 (of course, you need to change that to the version you're rolling an RC for).
145 When making 5.X release, you need to tag the Zend directory separately!!
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147 7. Bump up the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and
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148 possibly ``NEWS`` again, to the **next** version. F.e. if the release candidate
149 was "4.4.1RC1" then the new one should be "4.4.1RC2-dev" - regardless if we get
150 a new RC or not. This is to make sure ``version_compare()`` can correctly work.
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152 8. Commit those changes
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154 9. Log in onto the snaps box and go into the correct tree (f.e. the PHP_4_4
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155 branch if you're rolling 4.4.x releases).
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157 10. You do not have to update the tree, but of course you can with "``cvs up -dP``".
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159 11. run: ``./makedist php 4.4.1``, this will export the tree, create configure
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160 and build two tarballs (one gz and one bz2).
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162 12. Commit those two tarballs to CVS (phpweb/distributions)
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164 13. Once the release has been tagged, contact the PHP Windows development team
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165 (internals-win@lists.php.net) so that Windows binaries can be created. Once
166 those are made, they should be committed to CVS too.
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168 14. Check if the pear files are updated (phar for 5.1+ or run pear/make-pear-bundle.php with 4.4)
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170 15. When making a final release, also remind the PHP Windows development team
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171 (internals-win@lists.php.net) to prepare the installer packages for Win32.
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173 Getting the stable release announced
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176 1. Run the bumpRelease script for phpweb on your local checkout
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178 a. ``php bin/bumpRelease 5`` (or ``php bin/bumpRelease 4`` for PHP4)
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180 2. Edit ``phpweb/include/version.inc`` and change (X=major release number):
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182 a. ``$PHP_X_VERSION`` to the correct version
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184 b. ``$PHP_X_DATE`` to the release date
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186 c. ``$PHP_X_MD5`` array and update all the md5 sums
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188 d. set ``$PHP_X_RC`` to false!
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190 e. Make sure there are no outdated "notes" or edited "date" keys in the
191 ``$RELEASES[X][$PHP_X_VERSION]["source"]`` array
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193 f. if the windows builds aren't ready yet prefix the "windows" key with a dot (".windows")
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195 3. Update the ChangeLog file for the given major version
196 f.e. ``ChangeLog-4.php`` from the NEWS file
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198 a. go over the list and put every element on one line
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200 b. check for &, < and > and escape them if necessary
201
202 c. remove all the names at the ends of lines
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204 d. for marking up, you can do the following (with VI):
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206 I. ``s/^- /<li>/``
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208 II. ``s/$/<\/li>/``
209
210 III. ``s/Fixed bug #\([0-9]\+\)/<?php bugfix(\1); ?>/``
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212 IV. ``s/Fixed PECL bug #\([0-9]\+\)/<?php peclbugfix(\1); ?>/``
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214 V. ``s/FR #\([0-9]\+\)/FR <?php bugl(\1); ?>/``
215
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216 4. ``cp releases/4_4_0.php releases/4_4_1.php``
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218 5. ``cvs add releases/4_4_1.php``
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220 6. Update the ``releases/*.php`` file with relevant data. The release
221 announcement file should list in detail:
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223 a. security fixes,
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225 b. changes in behavior (whether due to a bug fix or not)
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227 7. Add a short notice to phpweb stating that there is a new release, and
228 highlight the major important things (security fixes) and when it is important
229 to upgrade.
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231 a. Call php bin/createNewsEntry in your local phpweb checkout
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233 b. Add the content for the news entry
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235 8. Commit all the changes.
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237 9. Wait an hour or two, then send a mail to php-announce@lists.php.net,
238 php-general@lists.php.net and internals@lists.php.net with a text similar to
239 http://news.php.net/php.internals/17222.
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241 10. Update ``php-bugs-web/include/functions.php`` to include the new version
242 number, and remove the RC from there.
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244 11. Update ``qaweb/include/release-qa.php``
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246 - Update $QA_RELEASES with the appropriate information, which means bumping
247 the version number to an upcoming version.
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249 Example: If PHP 5.3.7 is being released, then PHP 5.3.8 is the next QA version,
250 so replace 5.3.7 with 5.3.8 within $QA_RELEASES.
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252 Re-releasing the same version (or -pl)
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255 1. Commit the new binaries to ``phpweb/distributions/``
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257 2. Edit ``phpweb/include/version.inc`` and change (X=major release number):
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259 a. If only releasing for one OS, make sure you edit only those variables
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261 b. ``$PHP_X_VERSION`` to the correct version
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263 c. ``$PHP_X_DATE`` to the release date
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265 d. ``$PHP_X_MD5`` array and update all the md5 sums
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267 e. Make sure there are no outdated "notes" or edited "date" keys in the
268 ``$RELEASES[X][$PHP_X_VERSION]["source"]`` array
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270 3. Add a short notice to phpweb stating that there is a new release, and
271 highlight the major important things (security fixes) and when it is important
272 to upgrade.
273
274 a. Call php bin/createNewsEntry in your local phpweb checkout
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276 b. Add the content for the news entry
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278 4. Commit all the changes (``include/version.inc``, ``archive/archive.xml``,
279 ``archive/entries/YYYY-MM-DD-N.xml``)
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281 5. Wait an hour or two, then send a mail to php-announce@lists.php.net,
282 php-general@lists.php.net and internals@lists.php.net with a text similar to
283 the news entry.
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