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Current Status: A. Pre-release
Version: 1.3.7
 



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.


done A. Pre-release

These are checkpoints for the process up to the actual release.
  1. done
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 milestone
  1. done
Update defaults
  1. done
Third-party software Test (and fix) integration with Wikka Update thirdparty.txt Update ThirdpartyInfo
  1. done
Private alpha
  1. done
Public beta HomePage (maybe) small note at the top of WikkaReleaseNotes Tracker


open B. Release

Checkpoints for the actual release process
  1. done
Build Build distribution tarball and zipfile from tag Generate checksums and sigs Modify Docs:WhatsNew, Docs:Installing131, 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
  1. done
Feed SVN create a branch for the new version create a tag for the new version
  1. done
Feed download locations Wikka site
  1. open
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="1.3"}} action. Some actions lacking dedicated pages
    • done
Update changed/enhanced features
    • todo
Update ConfigurationOptions if any new configuration options were added
    • done
Update ThirdPartyInfo if needed
    • done
Update CreditsPage if needed
    • todo
update the CSS overview on WikkaSkins
    • todo
update WikkaSystemFiles
    • todo
update WikkaSystemFilesMM
    • todo
update WikkaCore if needed
    • todo
update HandlerInfo if needed
    • todo
update UsingActions if needed
  1. done
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.
  1. done
Public announcements
    • done
Wikka site:
      • done
Update HomePage and link to new download
      • done
Update WhatsNew and WhatsNewBeta by changing the target page referred to in the {{include}} action.
      • done
Post announcement on the mailing lists and the blog.
  1. done
Third-party software
    • Notify third-party software authors/development teams about:
      • New bundle (e.g., GeSHi in 1.1.6.0)
      • New version bundled (e.g., SafeHTML upgrade in 1.1.6.0)
      • Just that there's a new version of Wikka that bundles their software as before
    • Authors of the following packages should be contacted:
      • todo
FreeMind - Daniel Polanský - dan [dot] polansky [at] seznam [dot] cz (http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page -> http://mujweb.cz/www/danielpolansky/)
      • todo
SafeHTML - Roman Ivanov - thingol [at] mail [dot] ru (http://pixel-apes.com/safehtml)
      • (failed)
WikiEdit - Roman Ivanov - thingol [at] mail [dot] ru (http://wackowiki.com/WikiEdit/)++
(replaced by WikkaEdit in 1.1.6.4)
      • todo
GeSHi - Nigel McNie - oracle [dot] shinoda [at] gmail [dot] com (http://qbnz.com/highlighter/index.php)
      • (failed)
Onyx-RSS - There is no longer a domain / contact address for Onyx-RSS! (replaced by Feedcreator in 1.3.1)
      • done
Feedcreator - info [at] feedcreator [dot] org (http://www.feedcreator.org)
  1. open
External sites
    • todo
Update external sites (check especially direct download links):
      • todo
Freshmeat — wikka
(login needed: DarTar has access)
Detailed release notes
(Optionally) upload new screenshot for new features
  • todo
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:
        • todo
de
        • todo
es
        • todo
fr
        • todo
it
        • todo
mg
        • todo
pl
        • todo
zh
      • done
Wikipedia — Comparison of wiki software
(no edit restrictions)
      • todo
Wikimatrix
(DarTar has access - update Wiki page, announcements, feature list)
Major additions only
  • (failed)
Softpedia
send update request when a release is available no longer listed
      • done
FreeMind "Stuff"
(initially add (explaining FreeMind support); for versions > 1.1.6.0 extensions of support for FreeMind only)
      • todo
CMS Matrix
(login needed: DarTar has access)
      • done
Swik
(no edit restrictions)
      • todo
WikiMatrix
(no edit restrictions) Unclear how to edit the left sidebar
      • done
WikiEngineComparison
(no edit restrictions)
      • done
Free Software Directory
(send updates to bug-directory@fsf.org)
todo
Addition of new features to the table
    • todo
Ask for reviews/announcements:
      • todo
OpenSourceCMS
(login needed: DarTar has access)
      • todo
FramaSoft
      • todo
PHPBuilder.com request announcement
      • todo
Wiki-comparison in the Gruenderwiki "(edit only with a name)"
  1. open
Other tasks
    • done
Modify downloads/latest_wikka_version.txt to reflect latest release version (needed for {{checkversion}} action)
    • todo
Clone AdminReleaseCheckListTemplate to AdminReleaseCheckList; change include in AdminReleaseCheckList to point to new version checklist
    • done
Update Docs:WikkaReleaseNotes for upcoming version
    • done
Create WhatsNew page on docs server for upcoming version


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