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Mylyn/Release Howto

Before the Release

Run AllTests

Update copyright notices

    • Update the year in the about.ini to the current year
    • Update the year in all feature.xml files to the current year for changed features
    • Update the year in copyright notices of changed source files

Internationalize source code

    • Run Source > Find Broken Externalized Strings over all bundles
    • Run Source > Externalize Strings over all bundles

Update the user guide from the wiki

    • Run as an Ant Build (ensure org.eclipse.mylyn.wikitext* is checked out into your workspace)
    • Review the user guide and commit changes to CVS

Backport changes to the Eclipse branches if necessary'

    • Update 3.4 workspace to the latest
    • Select branched plug-ins
    • Team > Merge
      • end tag: HEAD
      • start tag: Merged_e_3_4_m_3_x
      • select Preview the merge in the synchronize perspective
    • Merge changes and resolve conflicts
    • Tag branched plug-ins in 3.6 workspace (i.e. cvs head) with Merged_e_3_4_m_3_x
      • select Move tag if already exists
    • Repeat for 3.5 workspace

Tag projects and map files

The Release

Major releases only

  • Tag the release as R_x_y_z and R_x_y_y_e_3_3

  • Prepare the build environment
ssh [user]
cvs -d co org.eclipse.mylyn/org.eclipse.mylyn.releng
cd org.eclipse.mylyn/org.eclipse.mylyn.releng
  • Adjust settings in as necessary. Settings for
  • Make sure your have Java 5.0 or later in your path. Settings for $HOME/.bashrc on
export JAVA_HOME=/shared/tools/mylyn/tools/jdk
  • Build the release:
ant weekly  # weekly builds
ant helios # signed integration builds that are published to the weekly and Helios update site
ant -Dqualifier=v20090909-0900 -Drelease=true helios # releases built from map files
  • If signing times out:
ant sign
ant -Dtodir=weekly promote
ant -Dtodir=galileo promote-main 
  • Update file for Helios builds

Major releases only

  • Move the release from the weekly site to the main update site:
ssh [username]
cd /shared/tools/mylyn/weekly
./ [major] [build]
  • Update the version number on the download page
  • Create a new section on the download archive page
  • Add a link to the new API baseline on the download archive page if necessary
  • Create a new section in the New & Noteworthy

When the build has propagated to mirrors

Major releases only

  • Add the mirror attribute to all site.xml files and regenerate meta-data with correct update site identifiers:
ssh [username]
cd /shared/tools/mylyn/weekly
  • Check that the site.xml files have the following URL set:

After the release

Major releases only

  • For head and e3.3 branch: Replace version numbers in all MANIFEST.MF and feature.xml files, e.g. 2.3.0.qualifier -> 2.3.1.qualifier and 2.3.0.mylynQualifier -> 2.3.1.mylynQualifier
  • Make sure changes are applied to the 3.3 branch as well as the 3.4 branch

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