1.20.1 Release Process


#1

Current release target date: December 10th

Writing release notes

  • Update manual if applicable for any additional installation steps
  • Draft release notes in markdown (example), with these sections (and do not use personal pronouns):
    • Headline features: half a dozen important features with a few sentences description each
    • Upgrade notes: all important notices that users must be aware of before upgrading
    • Release notes: bullet point list by category of most changes, excluding bug fixes for issues introduced during the release cycle, include link to bug numbers. You can auto-generate changes using the ‘changelog’ command in tool_belt
      https://github.com/theforeman/theforeman.org/pull/1254/
    • CLI release notes are taken from the hammer-cli and hammer-cli-foreman changelogs
    • Link to installer changelogs and note versions being used
  • Get the apipie doc and place it in api/1.20

Preparing code

  • Request Hammer CLI releases from maintainers if desired
  • Make patch releases of installer modules that have important changes
    • Branch to MAJ.MIN-stable if recent changes to the module aren’t suitable for patch (x.y.z) release
  • Compare tagged packages in nightly vs. release koji tag and re-tag any updated dependencies that are required
  • Add a new Redmine version for the next minor, unless the series is EOL. Be sure the version is set to sharing with subprojects.
  • Remove/change release field for any open Redmine tickets assigned to the release still (next minor, unset it or reject)
  • Change Redmine version 1.20.1 state to Closed
  • List all issues targeted at the release, order by Closed date ascending and use git cherry-pick -x to cherry pick from develop to 1.20.1-stable branch
  • Clone tool_belt and run:
    • ./tools.rb setup-environment configs/foreman/1.20.yaml
    • ./tools.rb cherry-picks --version 1.20.1 configs/foreman/1.20.yaml
    • Verify tickets in the cherry_picks_1.20.1 file are accounted for or additional cherry pick them

Tagging a release

  • In foreman 1.20-stable:
    • Make sure test_1_20_stable is green
    • run make -C locale tx-update (if Transifex has not switched to the next major release yet, usually after .2)
    • run script/sync_templates.sh
    • change VERSION to 1.20.1
    • Run extras/changelog
    • Commit: git commit -m "Release 1.20.1"
    • Tag: git tag -s -m "Release 1.20.1" 1.20.1
    • Push: git push --follow-tags
  • In smart-proxy 1.20-stable:
    • Make sure test_proxy_1_20_stable is green
    • change VERSION to 1.20.1
    • Run extra/changelog
    • Commit: git commit -m "Release 1.20.1"
    • Tag: git tag -s -m "Release 1.20.1" 1.20.1
    • Push: git push --follow-tags
  • In foreman-selinux 1.20-stable:
    • change VERSION to 1.20.1
    • Run extras/changelog
    • Commit: git commit -m "Release 1.20.1"
    • Tag: git tag -s -m "Release 1.20.1" 1.20.1
    • Push: git push --follow-tags
  • In foreman-installer 1.20-stable:
    • change VERSION to 1.20.1
    • Commit: git commit -m "Release 1.20.1"
    • Tag: git tag -s -m "Release 1.20.1" 1.20.1
    • Push: git push --follow-tags
  • Run the Jenkins Tarballs Release to create tarballs
  • Verify tarballs are present on downloads.theforeman.org
  • Download, sign and upload detached signatures

Note: If for some reason there was an issue with the tarballs that required uploading new tarballs, CDN cache should be invalidated so that the builders use the updated tarballs.

Packaging a release


#2

@tbrisker the release is staged and ready to be released. Because I’m not entirely happy with releasing on a Friday at 17:30 (CET) I haven’t triggered the pushes yet. Feel free to trigger those when you actually want to release.


#3

I just triggered the push and tried installing 1.20.1 only to find the vendor.js hash changed.


#4

I have pulled the 1.20.1 rpm packages from yum.tfm.o until we figure this out as it prevents installing plugins using webpack.


#5

Also while pulling the packages i noticed that foreman-release wasn’t updated again


#6

The plugins have been rebuilt and 1.20.1 has now been pushed again, including foreman-release.