From PostgreSQL wiki
Preparation Checklist for Minor Releases
4-5 Days Before Announce
- Contact translators to make sure that all translation strings are in (Peter Eisentraut)
- Contact -packagers and warn them of release
3-4 Days Before Announce
- Upload source code, and notify -packagers
- Have -packagers test source code
- Contact Regional Contacts and warn them of upcoming release
- Decide who's handling what for the release
- Have WWW team prepare updates to the home page
24 Hours Before Announce
- Submit News item and have member of the WWW team check it
- Upload binaries (make sure that Windows packagers are ready!)
8 Hours Before Announce
- Build new docs and commit them
4 Hours Before Announce
- Commit News item
- Commit changes to home page
- Update "What's New" link target on /docs and commit
The Announce E-mail
- Must go out under an @postgresql.org e-mail address with no personal footer
- Should be checked by:
- The web team (links)
- The core team & packagers (contents)
- Check that new pages, downloads have propagated before sending out announce
- Check links again!
- If you don't have automatic -announce approval, make sure an -announce moderator is on duty
Day After Announce
- Update Sourceforge
- Update Freshmeat
- Update #postgresql topic
- Update version in Wikipedia
Other Comments and Reminders
1. Releases are performed only by community members with @postgresql.org. People known to announce releases are firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org .
2. If the release email has a signature, make sure it is referencing PostgreSQL and not the contributors private interests.
3. Work with a web contributor or ready a patch for front page and developers/.
4. Make sure docs are generated.
If you can't get to that site, work with someone who can. (Magnus Hagander, Stefan Kaltenbrunner, Dave Page, Robert Treat)
5. Ready email from <contributor>@postgresql.org to -general, -advocacy and -announce.
* Check http://anoncvs.postgresql.org/cvsweb.cgi/pgsql/src/include/catalog/catversion.h just in case it is an initdb forcing release.
6. Double check that 1,2,5 only contain references to @postgresql.org
7. Confirm packages and symlinks are on ftp sites and mirrors have begun to propagate.
8. Get confirmation from -packagers that the web patch looks good. You will need to work with your web contributor or set up a development sandbox for this.
9. Work with operator on #postgresql to change topic. Commonly logged in operators are linuxpoet (Joshua Drake) and davidfetter (David Fetter)
10. Once 1-9 are done
* Get web patch committed. Insure it looks correct on wwwmaster * Wait for patch to propagate, this takes at least one hour(site gets build every hour at exactly :00) or can be forced through the admin interface on wwwmaster. * Send announcement to -general, -advocacy and -announce * If you are not an -announce moderator prepare a moderator in advance. Known moderators are email@example.com (Joshua Drake) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Treat)
11. Update SourceForge entry (email@example.com)
12. Update Freshmeat (firstname.lastname@example.org)