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Release Instructions

Build Environment:

  1. Java 6
  2. Maven 3.0.x.

For example, for 1.1.0.M4:

Update version

  1. mvn -Dtycho.mode=maven org.eclipse.tycho:tycho-versions-plugin:set-version -DnewVersion=1.1.0.M4 (in mvn_parent)
  2. the version plugin is not able to adapt all version information. Some manual work is required to complete the version change.
    • check *.xml for "-SNAPSHOT" (for example using Eclipse). Correct the version to 1.1.0.M4.
    • Example: mvn_parent/pom.xml references the target-platform-configuration plugin where an adjustment of the target platform version has to be made (<version>1.1.0.M4</version>).

Update Readme.txt

  1. Adapt the version and date information in the doc/Readme.txt file.

Build and test

  1. mvn clean deploy (in mvn_parent)
  2. check the mvn artifacts in mvn_parent/target

Generate tag, increment version

  1. commit and push the changes
  2. tag the git repo
  3. mvn -Dtycho.mode=maven org.eclipse.tycho:tycho-versions-plugin:set-version -DnewVersion=1.1.0-SNAPSHOT (in mvn_parent)
  4. check pom.xml for "M4" (for example using Eclipse). Correct the version to 1.1.0-SNAPSHOT


  1. p2 update site
    1. get p2 repo from
    2. compress the contents of the downloaded directory, using a name following the scheme
      • Note: the root directory "site" is not part of the archive, just the contained files sub directories.
    3. upload zip to
    4. upload the uncompressed p2 repository to p2 update site:
  2. Maven repository
    1. get maven repo from
    2. upload to
  3. update the DBAccess project pages
  4. announce on the forum and mailing list 11:00, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

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