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Ruboto is released as a RubyGem. We plan to release minor level versions when JRuby or Android have a minor release or we have a new killer feature, and patch level versions whenever JRuby or Android have a patch level release or we have important bug fixes. Usually there is a release every month.
Plan a release
Milestone and Issues
Create a GitHub Milestone with the name of the release version and set the planned release date. Issues in the issue tracker should be marked with the upcoming version as Milestone. This will help in writing the release doc. We use Semantic Versioning.
Check the GitHub Pull Requests to see if there are changes to pull from forks.
All issues for the upcoming version should be closed or moved to a later version before release is performed.
All TODO/FIXME should be reviewed and either removed, fixed, or postponed.
All the automated tests should be green. Tests are run with
A matrix build has been set up at https://travis-ci.org/ruboto/ruboto .
Update the milestone description
Before generating the release docs update the general description and date of the release.
The milestone description will be inserted in the release docs.
Release Candidate (optional)
To enable testing of the release, we sometimes create a release candidate. This is a proper gem marked as a pre-release with version M.m.p.rc.x where x starts at 0.
You can generate a release candidate announcement with
Announce the release candidate at least on the Ruboto mailing list.
All the tutorials should be tested with the release candidate before final release. At the top of each tutorial, the tester should make a note of the version with which the tutorial has been tested.
The gem is released to rubygems.org ( https://rubygems.org/gems/ruboto ) with
Post release announcement
The release task automatically posts the release blog post on http://ruboto.org/news.html
The release announcement should include the short description of Ruboto, the list of features and bugfixes in this release, and how to install and use Ruboto.
You can generate a text version of the release doc with the
Input your GitHub user name, password, and the GitHub milestone number.
Release announcement should be posted on
- Ruboto mailing list
- JRuby mailing list
- Ruby lang mailing list?
- reddit (make sure you submit a public link like the release blog post)
- Twitter @MrRuboto link to the release blog post. Tag with
These apps should be released based on the new Ruboto release if there are relevant changes to Ruboto or JRuby.