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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.
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14 3. Ensure that Windows builds will work before packaging
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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
28 svn co --depth=empty https://svn.php.net/repository/pecl
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. Bump the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and possibly ``NEWS``.
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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``"
59 (of course, you need to change that to the version you're rolling an RC for). Mail php-internals to announce the tag so tests/validation/check can be done prior to package it. It is especially important for RCs.
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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:
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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 ``qa.git/include/release-qa.php`` with the appropriate information.
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108 See the documentation within release-qa.php for more information, but all releases
109 and RCs are configured here. Only $QA_RELEASES needs to be edited.
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111 Example: When rolling an RC, set the 'rc' with appropriate information for the
112 given version.
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114 Note: Remember to update the MD5 checksum information.
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116 4. Update ``php.git/include/version.inc`` (x=major version number)
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118 a. ``$PHP_x_RC`` = "5.3.0RC1"
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120 b. ``$PHP_x_RC_DATE`` = "06 September 2007"
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122 5. Commit and push those changes:
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124 a. ``git commit -a && git push origin master``
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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.
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129 7. Publish the announce on www.php.net as well (for all releases, alpha, RCs or other)
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131 Rolling a stable release
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134 1. Check windows snapshot builder logs (http://snaps.php.net/win32/snapshot-STABLE.log f.e.)
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136 2. Bump the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and possibly ``NEWS``.
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138 3. **Merge** all related sections in NEWS (f.e. merge the 5.4.1RC1 and 5.4.0 sections)
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140 4. Commit those changes
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142 5. run the "scripts/dev/credits" script in php-src and commit the changes in the
143 credits files in ext/standard.
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145 6. tag the repository with the version f.e. "``git tag -s php-5.4.1``"
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146 (of course, you need to change that to the version you're rolling an RC for).
147 When making 5.X release, you need to tag the Zend directory separately!!
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149 7. Bump up the version numbers in ``main/php_version.h``, ``configure.in`` and
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150 possibly ``NEWS`` again, to the **next** version. F.e. if the release candidate
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151 was "5.4.1RC1" then the new one should be "5.4.1RC2-dev" - regardless if we get
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152 a new RC or not. This is to make sure ``version_compare()`` can correctly work.
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154 8. Commit those changes
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156 9. Log in onto the snaps box and go into the correct tree (f.e. the PHP-5.4
157 branch if you're rolling 5.5.x releases).
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159 10. You do not have to update the tree, but of course you can with "``git pull
160 origin <branch>``".
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162 11. run: ``./makedist php 5.4.1``, this will export the tree, create configure
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163 and build two tarballs (one gz and one bz2).
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165 12. Commit those two tarballs to Git (php-distributions.git)
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167 13. Once the release has been tagged, contact the PHP Windows development team
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169 those are made, they should be committed to SVN too.
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171 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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173 15. When making a final release, also remind the PHP Windows development team
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174 (internals-win@lists.php.net) to prepare the installer packages for Win32.
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176 Getting the stable release announced
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179 1. Run the bumpRelease script for phpweb on your local checkout
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181 a. ``php bin/bumpRelease 5`` (or ``php bin/bumpRelease 4`` for PHP4)
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183 b. In case multiple PHP minor versions are in active development you have
184 to manually copy the old information to include/releases.inc
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186 2. Edit ``phpweb/include/version.inc`` and change (X=major release number):
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188 a. ``$PHP_X_VERSION`` to the correct version
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190 b. ``$PHP_X_DATE`` to the release date
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192 c. ``$PHP_X_MD5`` array and update all the md5 sums
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194 d. set ``$PHP_X_RC`` to false!
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196 e. Make sure there are no outdated "notes" or edited "date" keys in the
197 ``$RELEASES[X][$PHP_X_VERSION]["source"]`` array
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199 f. if the windows builds aren't ready yet prefix the "windows" key with a dot (".windows")
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201 3. Update the ChangeLog file for the given major version
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202 f.e. ``ChangeLog-5.php`` from the NEWS file
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204 a. go over the list and put every element on one line
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206 b. check for &, < and > and escape them if necessary
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208 c. remove all the names at the ends of lines
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210 d. for marking up, you can do the following (with VI):
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212 I. ``s/^- /<li>/``
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214 II. ``s/$/<\/li>/``
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216 III. ``s/Fixed bug #\([0-9]\+\)/<?php bugfix(\1); ?>/``
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218 IV. ``s/Fixed PECL bug #\([0-9]\+\)/<?php peclbugfix(\1); ?>/``
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220 V. ``s/FR #\([0-9]\+\)/FR <?php bugl(\1); ?>/``
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222 4. ``cp releases/5_4_0.php releases/5_4_1.php``
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224 5. ``git add releases/5_4_1.php``
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226 6. Update the ``releases/*.php`` file with relevant data. The release
227 announcement file should list in detail:
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229 a. security fixes,
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231 b. changes in behavior (whether due to a bug fix or not)
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233 7. Add a short notice to phpweb stating that there is a new release, and
234 highlight the major important things (security fixes) and when it is important
235 to upgrade.
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237 a. Call php bin/createNewsEntry in your local phpweb checkout
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239 b. Add the content for the news entry
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241 8. Commit all the changes.
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243 9. Wait an hour or two, then send a mail to php-announce@lists.php.net,
244 php-general@lists.php.net and internals@lists.php.net with a text similar to
245 http://news.php.net/php.internals/17222.
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247 Re-releasing the same version (or -pl)
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250 1. Commit the new binaries to ``phpweb/distributions/``
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252 2. Edit ``phpweb/include/version.inc`` and change (X=major release number):
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254 a. If only releasing for one OS, make sure you edit only those variables
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256 b. ``$PHP_X_VERSION`` to the correct version
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258 c. ``$PHP_X_DATE`` to the release date
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260 d. ``$PHP_X_MD5`` array and update all the md5 sums
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262 e. Make sure there are no outdated "notes" or edited "date" keys in the
263 ``$RELEASES[X][$PHP_X_VERSION]["source"]`` array
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265 3. Add a short notice to phpweb stating that there is a new release, and
266 highlight the major important things (security fixes) and when it is important
267 to upgrade.
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269 a. Call php bin/createNewsEntry in your local phpweb checkout
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271 b. Add the content for the news entry
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273 4. Commit all the changes (``include/version.inc``, ``archive/archive.xml``,
274 ``archive/entries/YYYY-MM-DD-N.xml``)
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276 5. Wait an hour or two, then send a mail to php-announce@lists.php.net,
277 php-general@lists.php.net and internals@lists.php.net with a text similar to
278 the news entry.
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