[cairo-commit] libpixman RELEASING,NONE,1.1

Carl Worth commit at pdx.freedesktop.org
Fri Apr 16 08:52:02 PDT 2004

Committed by: cworth

Update of /cvs/cairo/libpixman
In directory pdx:/tmp/cvs-serv24053

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So far, libpixman hasn't reached an initial release. But we can still form
good habits now by practicing the release process with the current

10 easy steps to creating a new libpixman snapshot

1) Commit code with a significant new feature or backwards

	Either of these events triggers the need for a new snapshot.
	Users of libpixman snapshots need to be able to specify snapshot
	version numbers in order to get access to a specific set of

2) Verify that the code passes "make distcheck"

	Running "make distcheck" should result in no warnings or
	errors and end with a message of the form:

	libpixman-X.Y.Z.tar.gz is ready for distribution

	(But the tar file isn't actually ready yet, as we still have
	some more steps to follow).

3) Fill out an entry in the NEWS file

	Sift through the information in ChangeLog since the last
	snapshot. Summarize major changes briefly in a style similar
	to other entries in NEWS.

4) Increment LIBPIXMAN_VERSION in configure.in

	Right now, in its pre-release form, we are incrementing
	LIBPIXMAN_VERSION for each snapshot but we are not changing the
	libtool shared library version information. Until now, we've
	only incremented the sub-minor version. We'll invent rules for
	incrementing major and minor numbers when the time is right.

5) Commit the changes to NEWS and configure.in

	Don't forget to fill out the ChangeLog just like with any
	other commit. It's especially important to mention the new
	version number in the ChangeLog.

6) Run "make distcheck" to generate the final tar file with the
   correct version number.

7) Copy the resulting tar file to the cairo snapshots distribution

	scp libpixman-X.Y.Z-tar.gz cairographics.org:/home/www/cairo/snapshots

8) Tag the entire source tree with a tag of the form SNAPSHOT_X_Y_Z:

	cvs tag SNAPSHOT_X_Y_Z

9) Send a message to cairo-announce at cairographics.org to announce the
   new snapshot.

	The message should provide the URL for the snapshot:


	and should also include the relevant section from the NEWS

10) Sit back and relax in confidence, or alternately, brace yourself
    for a flood of new bug reports.

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