Add more notes/clarifications to release documentation CTR


Branch: refs/heads/TINKERPOP-1280
Commit: 7fa75fdd2cc58f458e1d9f8ed4251a1a80100c8a
Parents: 23abbe1
Author: Stephen Mallette <>
Authored: Mon Sep 12 06:57:33 2016 -0400
Committer: Stephen Mallette <>
Committed: Mon Sep 12 06:57:33 2016 -0400

 docs/src/dev/developer/release.asciidoc | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/docs/src/dev/developer/release.asciidoc 
index 4662402..f9baa94 100644
--- a/docs/src/dev/developer/release.asciidoc
+++ b/docs/src/dev/developer/release.asciidoc
@@ -133,10 +133,10 @@ for generating javadoc and without that the binary 
distributions won't contain t
 . Prepare Git administration tasks. Note that this work can be performed at 
the release manager's discretion. It may be wise to wait until a successful 
VOTE is eminent before reopening development. Apply the following steps as 
needed per release branch:
 .. Make the appropriate branching changes as required by the release and bump 
the version to `SNAPSHOT` with
 `mvn versions:set -DnewVersion=xx.yy.zz-SNAPSHOT -DgenerateBackupPoms=false`.
+.. Update CHANGELOG and upgrade docs to have the appropriate headers for the 
next version.
 .. `mvn clean install -DskipTests` - need to build first so that the right 
version of the console is used with `bin/`
 .. `mvn deploy` - deploy the new `SNAPSHOT`
-.. `bin/` and validate the generated `SNAPSHOT` documentation 
-.. `bin/ <username>` to publish the `SNAPSHOT` docs which 
enables the README to work properly.
+.. `bin/` and validate the generated `SNAPSHOT` documentation 
locally and then `bin/ <username>`
 .. Commit and push the `SNAPSHOT` changes to git
 .. Send email to advise that code freeze is lifted.
 .. Generate a list of dead branches that will be automatically deleted and 
post them as a DISCUSS thread for review, then once consensus is reached 
removed those branches.
@@ -152,7 +152,8 @@ Release & Promote
 . Copy release files from `dev/xx.yy.zz` to `release/xx.yy.zz`.
 . `cd release; svn add xx.yy.zz/; svn ci -m "TinkerPop xx.yy.zz release"`
 . Update homepage with references to latest distribution and to other internal 
links elsewhere on the page.
-. Wait for Apache Central to sync the jars and src 
+. Wait for Apache Sonatype to sync the artifacts to Maven Central at 
+. Wait for zip distributions to to sync to the Apache mirrors (i.e ensure the 
download links work from a mirror).
 . If there are releases present in SVN that represents lines of code that are 
no longer under development, then remove those releases. In other words, if 
`3.2.0` is present and `3.2.1` is released then remove `3.2.0`.  However, if 
`3.1.3` is present and that line of code is still under potential development, 
it may stay.
 . Announce release on `dev@`/`gremlin-users@` mailing lists and tweet from 

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