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1 =======================
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.
10
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.
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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://windows.php.net/downloads/snaps/ the last revision)
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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. Checkout the release branch for this release (e.g., PHP-5.4.2).
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55 4. Bump the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and possibly ``NEWS``.
56 Do not use abbreviations for alpha and beta.
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58 5. Commit these changes to the branch with ``git commit -a``.
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60 6. Tag the repository with the version, e.g.:
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61 ``git tag -u YOURKEYID php-5.4.2RC2``
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63 7. Push the changes to the main repo:
64 ``git push --tags origin HEAD``
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66 8. run: ``./makedist 5.4.2RC2``, this will export the tree, create configure
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67 and build two tarballs (one gz and one bz2).
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69 9. Copy those two tarballs to www.php.net, in your homedir there should be a
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70 directory "downloads/". Copy them into there, so that the system can generate
71 MD5 sums. If you do not have this directory, talk to Derick.
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73 10. Now the RC can be found on http://downloads.php.net/yourname,
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74 f.e. http://downloads.php.net/derick/
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76 11. Once the release has been tagged, contact the PHP Windows development team
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77 (internals-win@lists.php.net) so that Windows binaries can be created. Once
78 those are made, they should be placed into the same directory as the source snapshots.
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80 Getting the non stable release (alpha/beta/RC) announced
81 --------------------------------------------------------
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83 1. Send an email (see example here: http://news.php.net/php.internals/19486)
84 **To** ``internals@lists.php.net`` and ``php-general@lists.php.net`` lists
85 pointing out "the location of the release" and "the possible release date of
86 either the next RC, or the final release".
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88 2. Send an email (see example here http://news.php.net/php.pear.qa/5201) **To**
89 ``php-qa@lists.php.net`` and ``primary-qa-tests@lists.php.net``.
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90 This email is to notify the selected projects about a new release so that they
91 can make sure their projects keep working. Make sure that you have been setup
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92 as a moderator for ``primary-qa-tests@lists.php.net`` by having someone (Wez,
93 Derick) run the following commands for you:
94
95 ``ssh lists.php.net``
96
97 ``sudo -u ezmlm ezmlm-sub ~ezmlm/primary-qa-tester/mod moderator-email-address``
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99 3. Update ``qa.git/include/release-qa.php`` with the appropriate information.
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100 See the documentation within release-qa.php for more information, but all releases
101 and RCs are configured here. Only $QA_RELEASES needs to be edited.
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103 Example: When rolling an RC, set the 'rc' with appropriate information for the
104 given version.
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106 Note: Remember to update the MD5 checksum information.
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108 4. Update ``php.git/include/version.inc`` (x=major version number)
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110 a. ``$PHP_x_RC`` = "5.4.0RC1"
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112 b. ``$PHP_x_RC_DATE`` = "06 September 2007"
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114 5. Commit and push those changes:
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116 a. ``git commit -a && git push origin master``
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118 6. For the first RC, write the doc team (phpdoc@lists.php.net) about updating the
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119 INSTALL and win32/install.txt files which are generated from the PHP manual sources.
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121 7. Publish the announce on www.php.net as well (for all releases, alpha, RCs or other)
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123 Rolling a stable release
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126 1. Check windows snapshot builder logs (http://snaps.php.net/win32/snapshot-STABLE.log f.e.)
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128 2. Bump the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and possibly ``NEWS``.
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130 3. **Merge** all related sections in NEWS (f.e. merge the 5.4.1RC1 and 5.4.0 sections)
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132 4. Commit those changes
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134 5. run the "scripts/dev/credits" script in php-src and commit the changes in the
135 credits files in ext/standard.
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137 6. tag the repository with the version f.e. "``git tag -s php-5.4.1``"
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138 (of course, you need to change that to the version you're rolling an RC for).
139 When making 5.X release, you need to tag the Zend directory separately!!
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141 7. Bump up the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and
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142 possibly ``NEWS`` again, to the **next** version. F.e. if the release candidate
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143 was "5.4.1RC1" then the new one should be "5.4.1RC2-dev" - regardless if we get
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144 a new RC or not. This is to make sure ``version_compare()`` can correctly work.
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146 8. Commit those changes
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148 9. Log in onto the snaps box and go into the correct tree (f.e. the PHP-5.4
149 branch if you're rolling 5.5.x releases).
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151 10. You do not have to update the tree, but of course you can with "``git pull
152 origin <branch>``".
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154 11. run: ``./makedist php 5.4.1``, this will export the tree, create configure
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155 and build two tarballs (one gz and one bz2).
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157 12. Commit those two tarballs to Git (php-distributions.git)
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159 13. Once the release has been tagged, contact the PHP Windows development team
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160 (internals-win@lists.php.net) so that Windows binaries can be created. Once
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161 those are made, they should be committed to SVN too.
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163 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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165 15. When making a final release, also remind the PHP Windows development team
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166 (internals-win@lists.php.net) to prepare the installer packages for Win32.
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168 Getting the stable release announced
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171 1. Run the bumpRelease script for phpweb on your local checkout
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173 a. ``php bin/bumpRelease 5`` (or ``php bin/bumpRelease 4`` for PHP4)
174
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175 b. In case multiple PHP minor versions are in active development you have
176 to manually copy the old information to include/releases.inc
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178 2. Edit ``phpweb/include/version.inc`` and change (X=major release number):
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180 a. ``$PHP_X_VERSION`` to the correct version
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182 b. ``$PHP_X_DATE`` to the release date
183
184 c. ``$PHP_X_MD5`` array and update all the md5 sums
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186 d. set ``$PHP_X_RC`` to false!
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188 e. Make sure there are no outdated "notes" or edited "date" keys in the
189 ``$RELEASES[X][$PHP_X_VERSION]["source"]`` array
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191 f. if the windows builds aren't ready yet prefix the "windows" key with a dot (".windows")
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193 3. Update the ChangeLog file for the given major version
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194 f.e. ``ChangeLog-5.php`` from the NEWS file
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196 a. go over the list and put every element on one line
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198 b. check for &, < and > and escape them if necessary
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200 c. remove all the names at the ends of lines
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202 d. for marking up, you can do the following (with VI):
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204 I. ``s/^- /<li>/``
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206 II. ``s/$/<\/li>/``
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208 III. ``s/Fixed bug #\([0-9]\+\)/<?php bugfix(\1); ?>/``
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210 IV. ``s/Fixed PECL bug #\([0-9]\+\)/<?php peclbugfix(\1); ?>/``
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212 V. ``s/FR #\([0-9]\+\)/FR <?php bugl(\1); ?>/``
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214 4. ``cp releases/5_4_0.php releases/5_4_1.php``
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216 5. ``git add releases/5_4_1.php``
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218 6. Update the ``releases/*.php`` file with relevant data. The release
219 announcement file should list in detail:
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221 a. security fixes,
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223 b. changes in behavior (whether due to a bug fix or not)
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225 7. Add a short notice to phpweb stating that there is a new release, and
226 highlight the major important things (security fixes) and when it is important
227 to upgrade.
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229 a. Call php bin/createNewsEntry in your local phpweb checkout
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231 b. Add the content for the news entry
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233 8. Commit all the changes.
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235 9. Wait an hour or two, then send a mail to php-announce@lists.php.net,
236 php-general@lists.php.net and internals@lists.php.net with a text similar to
237 http://news.php.net/php.internals/17222.
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239 Re-releasing the same version (or -pl)
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242 1. Commit the new binaries to ``phpweb/distributions/``
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244 2. Edit ``phpweb/include/version.inc`` and change (X=major release number):
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246 a. If only releasing for one OS, make sure you edit only those variables
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248 b. ``$PHP_X_VERSION`` to the correct version
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250 c. ``$PHP_X_DATE`` to the release date
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252 d. ``$PHP_X_MD5`` array and update all the md5 sums
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254 e. Make sure there are no outdated "notes" or edited "date" keys in the
255 ``$RELEASES[X][$PHP_X_VERSION]["source"]`` array
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257 3. Add a short notice to phpweb stating that there is a new release, and
258 highlight the major important things (security fixes) and when it is important
259 to upgrade.
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261 a. Call php bin/createNewsEntry in your local phpweb checkout
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263 b. Add the content for the news entry
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265 4. Commit all the changes (``include/version.inc``, ``archive/archive.xml``,
266 ``archive/entries/YYYY-MM-DD-N.xml``)
267
268 5. Wait an hour or two, then send a mail to php-announce@lists.php.net,
269 php-general@lists.php.net and internals@lists.php.net with a text similar to
270 the news entry.
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