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Current Status: A. Pre-release
Version: 1.2
 



Check-list How-To
  1. Please use {{todo}}, {{done}} and {{failed}} to mark single items.
  2. Change the whole section status ({{open}}/{{closed}}) only when all the subitems are done.
  3. Update the current status above only when the previous section is closed.


close A. Pre-release

These are checkpoints for the process up to the actual release.
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Decide which tickets should be closed Decide which beta features to include Decide which open Bugs to fix Decide what tasks need to be done move open tickets to another version
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Update defaults
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Third-party software Test (and fix) integration with Wikka Update thirdparty.txt Update ThirdpartyInfo
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Private alpha
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Public beta HomePage (maybe) small note at the top of WikkaReleaseNotes Tracker


open B. Release

Checkpoints for the actual release process
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Build Build distribution tarball and zipfile from tag Note: tag needs to be created Generate checksums and sigs Modify Docs:WhatsNew, Docs:Installing12, and Docs:WikkaFeatures links to point to current release page; be sure to update the Browse the source and section and diff links with current revision. Modify Docs:WikkaReleaseNotes as appropriate Generate CHANGES.txt and CHANGES.htm from Docs:WikkaReleaseNotes Update download links here and here
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Feed SVN create a branch for the new version This branch is slated to be merged back into trunk create a tag for the new version
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Feed download locations Wikka site
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Wikka site Update the official documentation on the website, possibly searching for all occurrences of the previous version (note: since 1.1.6.4 the official documentation is hosted on the the new docs server). Create documentation pages for new features if needed. Version specific documentation pages must be tagged using the dedicated {{since version="1.1.6.6"}} action. Update changed/enhanced features Update ConfigurationOptions if any new configuration options were added Update ThirdPartyInfo if needed Update CreditsPage if needed update the CSS overview on WikkaSkins obsoleted by Docs:WikkaThemes update WikkaSystemFiles update WikkaSystemFilesMM update WikkaCore if needed update HandlerInfo if needed update UsingActions if needed
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Upgrade the Demo server to the latest version

open C. After release

On publishing new Wikka releases the following points should be taken care of.
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Public announcements Wikka site: Update HomePage and link to new download Update WhatsNew by changing the target page referred to in the {{include}} action. Post announcement on the mailing lists and the blog.
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Third-party software FreeMind - Daniel Polanský - dan [dot] polansky [at] seznam [dot] cz (http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page -> http://mujweb.cz/www/danielpolansky/) SafeHTML - Roman Ivanov - thingol [at] mail [dot] ru (http://pixel-apes.com/safehtml) WikiEdit - Roman Ivanov - thingol [at] mail [dot] ru (http://wackowiki.com/WikiEdit/) (replaced by WikkaEdit in 1.1.6.4) GeSHi - Nigel McNie - oracle [dot] shinoda [at] gmail [dot] com (http://qbnz.com/highlighter/index.php) Onyx-RSS - There is no longer a domain / contact address for Onyx-RSS!
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External sites Update external sites (check especially direct download links): Freshmeat — wikka (login needed: DarTar has access)
Detailed release notes
(Optionally) upload new screenshot for new features
  • done
Hotscripts — wikka (login needed: DarTar has access)
Detailed release notes
  • todo
Needscripts — wikka (login needed: DarTar has access)
Detailed release notes
  • done
C2.com — WikkaWiki (no edit restrictions)
Major additions only
  • done
Meatball — WikkaWiki (no edit restrictions)
Major additions only
  • done
Wikipedia — WikkaWiki (no edit restrictions - update other languages too)
Major additions only
  • todo
WP localized pages should be updated accordingly, where possible: de es fr it mg pl zh Wikipedia — Comparison of wiki software (no edit restrictions) Wikimatrix (DarTar has access - update Wiki page, announcements, feature list)
Major additions only
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Softpedia send update request when a release is available FreeMind "Stuff" (initially add (explaining FreeMind support); for versions > 1.1.6.0 extensions of support for FreeMind only) CMS Matrix (login needed: DarTar has access) Swik (no edit restrictions) Note: feed updates not longer appear to be active WikiMatrix (no edit restrictions) WikiEngineComparison (no edit restrictions) Free Software Directory (send e-mail to bug-directory@fsf.org with updates) Ask for reviews/announcements: OpenSourceCMS (login needed: DarTar has access) FramaSoft PHPBuilder.com request announcement Wiki-comparison in the Gruenderwiki "(edit only with a name)"
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Other tasks Modify downloads/latest_wikka_version.txt to reflect latest release version (needed for {{checkversion}} action) Clone AdminReleaseCheckListTemplate to AdminReleaseCheckList; change include in AdminReleaseCheckList to point to new version checklist Update Docs:WikkaReleaseNotes for upcoming version Create WhatsNew page on docs server for upcoming version


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