NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta Release Tasks

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This page is an attempt to document all of the tasks required to release NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta. This page is by no means comprehensive, but hopefully as we work through the release process, we will leave behind enough details to make future releases simpler and less error prone.

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[edit] Builds

TaskDate CompletedAssignedStatus

Rebuild all custom NeoOffice code using the existing NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta development builds. Perform a confirming checkout of the HEAD branch and set build to build with a new version and the NeoOffice trademarked product name.

This includes the following steps:

  • Do a cvs update -Ad to ensure that you have the latest code in your workspace, verify that none of the files are marked as updated, patched, modified, or have conflicts, and verify that the latest code actually builds through the installer.
  • Copy custom.neo.mk file to custom.mk so that the clean checkout will build with the trademarked product names.
  • In makefile, change the following macros to the respective values:

    PRODUCT_VERSION=$(PRODUCT_VERSION_BASE).1 Beta
    PRODUCT_DIR_VERSION=$(PRODUCT_VERSION_BASE).1_Beta
    PREVIOUS_PRODUCT_VERSION=$(PRODUCT_VERSION)
    PRODUCT_PATCH_VERSION=Patch 0
    PRODUCT_DIR_PATCH_VERSION=Patch-0
    NEO_TAG:=NeoOffice-3_2_1_Beta
    
  • In makefile, reset the patch installer to include the minimum number of files by removing all files added to the build.patch_package_shared make target after the NeoOffice-3_2 tag and changing the following macros to the respective values:

    PRODUCT_COMPONENT_PATCH_MODULES=
    
  • Delete all build.neo_* files so that all custom NeoOffice and RetroOffice code will be rebuilt.
  • Commit makefile changes and invoke make all to rebuild all applicable code and installers.
Donepluby07/24/2011

Tag the code in the HEAD branch with the NeoOffice-3_2_1_Beta tag using the following steps:

  • Do a cvs update -Ad to ensure that you have the latest code in your workspace, verify that none of the files are marked as updated, patched, modified, or have conflicts, and verify that the latest code actually builds through the installer.
  • Tag all files in your workspace by invoking cvs tag NeoOffice-3_2_1_Beta.
  • If there are any build errors, fix and commit them, retag the changed files by invoking cvs tag -F NeoOffice-3_2_1_Beta, and repeating the step.
Donepluby07/24/2011

Create releasable NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta build for Intel.

Note: the following steps are overkill, but they ensure that all recent changes to the NeoOffice custom code has been built:

  • Do a cvs update -d -rNeoOffice-3_2_1_Beta and verify that none of the files are marked as updated, patched, modified, or have conflicts. If any such errors appear, the previous task (tagging of the workspace) has not been done properly and it needs to done properly before you can proceed with this task.
  • Do a cvs update -Ad so that you can do bug fixing and release patches after you create your releasable build
  • Delete all build.neo_* files. This will force the installer to rebuild all of the NeoOffice custom code without causing any of the OpenOffice.org or ooo-build code to be rebuilt.
  • Invoke make all to create the releasable installer and language packs.
Donepluby07/24/2011

Create backup copy of releasable Intel binaries and upload them to staging server.

The following steps are the steps that I used to create my backup copy:

  • Create an empty NeoOffice-3.2.1_Beta directory outside of the workspace
  • Copy all 34 install/*.dmg files from your releasable build into the empty NeoOffice-3.2.1_Beta directory and chmod 444 *.dmg in that directory

Put the NeoOffice-3.2.1_Beta folder in a new empty directory and create a CD master NeoOffice-3.2.1_Beta.cdr file of the new directory using the following command:

hdiutil create -srcfolder /path/to/new/directory \
-format UDTO -ov -o /path/to/output/NeoOffice-3.2.1_Beta.cdr
Donepluby07/24/2011

Verify that the releasable installer and one or more language packs install and run on Intel for the following Mac OS X versions:

  • 10.5.8
  • 10.6.8
  • 10.7.0
Donepluby07/24/2011

[edit] Mirrors

NeoOffice's rsync server is hosted on rsync.neooffice.org. Downloads of the current release are restricted to donors but the previous version is requires no donation to download. Our volunteer mirrors obtain the previous version's binaries by nightly runs of the following command on their mirrors:

rsync --archive --delete rsync://rsync.neooffice.org/neojavadownloads/ \
/path/to/NeoOffice/mirror/directory
TaskDate CompletedAssignedStatus

Upload the 34 NeoOffice NeoOffice-3.2.1_Beta-*.dmg main installer and language pack files to the rsync.neooffice.org server's /neojava/donordownloads directory using the following steps:

  • Upload the files to your home directory on the server using the sftp command
  • Use the md5 command to verify that the MD5 checksums of the source file and the uploaded file are the same
  • Move the file from your home directory to the server's /neojava/donordownloads directory
  • Invoke bin/setpermissions.sh so that the files will be readable by all mirrors' webservers
Donepluby07/24/2011

[edit] Website

TaskDate CompletedAssignedStatus
Tag the www.neooffice.org website to avoid modifying production web pages while we modify the web pages in the test website by logging into the www.neooffice.org server, cd to the its webroot directory, and set the tag by invoking the following commands: bin/cvsplusperms.sh tag pre_NeoOffice-3_2_1_Beta ; bin/cvsplusperms.sh update -rpre_NeoOffice-3_2_1_Beta -d Donepluby07/24/2011

Update all NeoOffice and version names, file URLs, and patch version names in all of the files in the www-test-primary.neooffice.org server's neojava directory.

Note: I used the following steps to do this:

  • Manually edit the /neojava/includes/globals.php page and set the following variables to the following values and delete all but the zero'th element:
    $newproductdownloadenabled = true;
    $newproductminosxversion = '10.5';
    $newproductversion = '3.2.1 Beta';
    $newproductfamily[0] = '';
    $newoooversion = '3.1.1';
    $newpatch = '';
    
  • Manually edit all of the features.php pages in the /neojava directory and update the features in the NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta section.
  • Manually edit all of the header.php pages in the /neojava directory and update the text in the news banner section.
  • After you verify that the changes look correct, invoke the following command to commit your changes: bin/cvsplusperms.sh commit
Donepluby07/27/2011
Update the 34 NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta main installer and language pack file sizes and set the patch file size to 0 in the /neojava/includes/globals/newfilesizes.php file and if the changes look correct, invoke the following command to commit your changes: bin/cvsplusperms.sh commit Donepluby07/26/2011
Prepare the NeoOffice_3.2_Beta.html press release file, save it in the www-test-primary.neooffice.org website's /press_releases directory using the following naming format, bin/cvsplusperms.sh add the file, and invoke the following command to commit the new file: bin/cvsplusperms.sh commit Donepluby07/27/2011

Verify that patch checking works properly by doing the following steps in a NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta installation:

  • Test as NeoOffice 2.2.6 Patch 5 by opening the installation's Contents/MacOS/versionrc file, changing the UpdateURL line to the following, restarting NeoOffice, and selecting the Help :: Check for Updates menu. The dialog that appears should say that NeoOffice 3.2 is available:
    UpdateURL=http://www-test.neooffice.org/neojava/patchcheck.php?product=NeoOffice%202.2.6&patch=Patch%205&os=${_OS}&arch=${_ARCH}
  • Test as NeoOffice 3.0.2 Patch 6 by opening the installation's Contents/MacOS/versionrc file, changing the UpdateURL line to the following, restarting NeoOffice, and selecting the Help :: Check for Updates menu. The dialog that appears should say that NeoOffice 3.2 is available:
    UpdateURL=http://www-test.neooffice.org/neojava/patchcheck.php?product=NeoOffice%203.0.2&patch=Patch%206&os=${_OS}&arch=${_ARCH}
  • Test as NeoOffice 3.1.2 Patch 9 by opening the installation's Contents/MacOS/versionrc file, changing the UpdateURL line to the following, restarting NeoOffice, and selecting the Help :: Check for Updates menu. The dialog that appears should say that NeoOffice 3.2 is available:
    UpdateURL=http://www-test.neooffice.org/neojava/patchcheck.php?product=NeoOffice%203.1.2&patch=Patch%209&os=${_OS}&arch=${_ARCH}
  • Test as NeoOffice 3.2 Patch 5 by opening the installation's Contents/MacOS/versionrc file, changing the UpdateURL line to the following, restarting NeoOffice, and selecting the Help :: Check for Updates menu. The dialog that appears should say that NeoOffice 3.2 is available:
    UpdateURL=http://www-test.neooffice.org/neojava/patchcheck.php?product=NeoOffice%203.2&patch=Patch%205&os=${_OS}&arch=${_ARCH}
  • Test as NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta by opening the installation's Contents/MacOS/versionrc file, changing the UpdateURL line to the following, restarting NeoOffice, and selecting the Help :: Check for Updates menu. The dialog that appears should say that NeoOffice is up to date.
    UpdateURL=http://www-test.neooffice.org/neojava/patchcheck.php?product=NeoOffice%203.2.1%20Beta&patch=Patch%200&os=${_OS}&arch=${_ARCH}
Donepluby07/27/2011

[edit] Release

Generally, we try to time the release when it is early morning of the release date in New Zealand which is the most populous country closest to the international date line. So for this release, 1 August 2011 translates to the early afternoon on 31 July 2011 in California.

TaskDate CompletedAssignedStatus
Verify that all mirrors listed for the NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta main installer and language pack links work in the www-test-primary.neooffice.org website's download pages. If any do not work, comment them out in the /neojava/includes/mirrors.php file and invoke the following command: bin/cvsplusperms.sh commit Donepluby07/28/2011
Make the NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta binaries downloadable from the www.neooffice.org website's download pages by updating the www.neooffice.org website's pages to match what is in the www-test.neooffice.org website's pages. Login into the www.neooffice.org server, cd to the its webroot directory, and invoke the following command: bin/cvsplusperms.sh update -Ad Donepluby07/30/2011
Add the NeoOffice 3.2.1 Beta MD5 checksums to the NeoOffice MD5 checksums page. Donepluby07/26/2011
Add "3.2.1 Beta" version in Bugzilla. Donepluby07/27/2011

Close all bugs with a status of "Resolved" by setting the following field values:

  • Set "Status" field to "Closed"
  • Set "Resolution" field to "Fixed"
  • Set "Target Version" field to "3.2.1 Beta"
  • Set "Closed in Version" field to "3.2.1 Beta"
Donepluby07/30/2011

Close any bugs with a status of "Assigned" or "Reopened" and resolution of "Fixed" by setting the following field values:

  • Set "Status" field to "Closed"
  • Set "Resolution" field to "Fixed"
  • Set "Target Version" field to "3.2.1 Beta"
  • Set "Closed in Version" field to "3.2.1 Beta"
Donepluby07/30/2011
Set the minimum donation level for the NeoOffice Beta Support forum to the amount on the NeoOffice Donations page and add the Beta date range in the description. Donepluby07/30/2011
Post the press release as an article on the Trinity news page. Note: be sure to change the language field from "English" to "All" in when submitting the article so that all Trinity users will see the article. Donepluby07/30/2011
Post a release announcement to this Trinity forum topic and this Trinity forum topic so that the news is included in the RSS feed. Donepluby07/30/2011

Synchronize the donation's database to PayPal's database to ensure that none of the donors' transactions are missing and to pick up any e-mail address changes made by donors during the last year using the following steps:

  • Login to PayPal, click on the History tab, click on Download My History link, select Custom Date Range, enter the date for a year ago in "From" date and the current date as the "To" date, and "Comma Delimited - All Activity" as the "File Types to Download".
  • It will take some time for PayPal to prepare the file. Once the file is ready, download it and use sftp to copy it to the www.neooffice.org server. Note: be sure to delete your local copy.
  • Once the history file is on the www.neooffice.org server, login to the server, cd to the /donationsadmin directory, and execute the following command to import the history file:
    sh
    ./import_paypal_transaction_history.php /path/to/history/file 2>/path/to/error/file
    
  • Inspect the entries in the error file created in the previous command and verify that none of the rejected lines from the file are donor transactions.
Donepluby07/28/2011
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