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From michaelsembwever <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] cassandra pull request #230: Add developer docs for creating releases
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:54:24 GMT
Github user michaelsembwever commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/cassandra/pull/230#discussion_r215450124
  
    --- Diff: doc/source/development/release_process.rst ---
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    +..  release_process:
    +
    +Release Process
    +***************
    +
    +.. contents:: :depth: 3
    +
    +| 
    +|
    +
    +.. attention::
    +
    +    WORK IN PROGRESS
    +     * A number of these steps still have been finalised/tested.
    +     * The use of people.apache.org needs to be replaced with svnpubsub and dist.apache.org
    +
    +
    +The steps for Release Managers to create, vote and publish releases for Apache Cassandra.
    +
    +While a committer can perform the initial steps of creating and calling a vote on a proposed
release, only a PMC can complete the process of publishing and announcing the release.
    +
    +
    +Prerequisites
    +=============
    +
    +Background docs
    + * `ASF Release Policy <http://www.apache.org/legal/release-policy.html>`_
    + * `ASF Release Distribution Policy <http://www.apache.org/dev/release-distribution>`_
    + * `ASF Release Best Practices <http://www.eu.apache.org/dev/release-publishing.html>`_
    +
    +
    +A debian based linux OS is required to run the release steps from. Debian-based distros
provide the required RPM, dpkg and repository management tools.
    +
    +
    +Create and publish your GPG key
    +-------------------------------
    +
    +To create a GPG key, follow the `guidelines <http://www.apache.org/dev/openpgp.html>`_.
    +Include your public key in::
    +
    +  https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/cassandra/KEYS
    +
    +
    +Publish your GPG key in a PGP key server, such as `MIT Keyserver <http://pgp.mit.edu/>`_.
    +
    +
    +Create Release Artifacts
    +========================
    +
    +Any committer can perform the following steps to create and call a vote on a proposed
release.
    +
    +Check that no open jira tickets are urgent and currently being worked on.
    +Also check with a PMC that there's security vulnerabilities currently being worked on
in private.
    +
    +Perform the Release
    +-------------------
    +
    +Run the following commands to generate and upload release artifacts, to a nexus staging
repository and distribution location::
    +
    +
    +    cd ~/git
    +    git clone https://github.com/apache/cassandra-builds.git
    +    # Edit the variables at the top of `cassandra-builds/cassandra-release/prepare_release.sh`
    +
    +    # After cloning cassandra-builds repo, the prepare_release.sh is run from the actual
cassandra git checkout, 
    +    # on the branch/commit that we wish to tag for the tentative release along with version
number to tag.
    +    # For example here <version-branch> might be `3.11` and <version> `3.11.3`
    +    cd ~/git/cassandra/
    +    git checkout cassandra-<version-branch>
    +    ../cassandra-builds/cassandra-release/prepare_release.sh -v <version>
    +
    +If successful, take note of the email text output which can be used in the next section
"Call for a Vote".
    +
    +The ``prepare_release.sh`` script does not yet generate and upload the rpm distribution
packages.
    +To generate and upload them do::
    +
    +    cd ~/git/cassandra-build
    +    docker build -f docker/centos7-image.docker docker/
    +    docker run --rm -v `pwd`/dist:/dist `docker images -f label=org.cassandra.buildenv=centos
-q` /home/build/build-rpms.sh <version>-tentative
    +    rpmsign --addsign dist/*.rpm
    +
    +For more information on the above steps see the `cassandra-builds documentation <https://github.com/apache/cassandra-builds>_`.
    --- End diff --
    
    fixed


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