Marius Gedminas wrote:
On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 09:44:21PM +0200, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
Jim Fulton wrote:
I'd really like to get to closure on the current approved release process. Philipp, would you mind separating the release process into a separate file? Or do you mind if I do it?

Isn't step 4 redundant?  I assume "the changelog" refers to CHANGES.txt
in step 2:

  2. Update the changelog to note the release date.  Make sure the
     changelog is complete.
  4. Fill in the release date in ``CHANGES.txt``.

Yes, they're redundant. Thanks for noticing :).

Step 6.3: "python register sdist upload", should we assume that
everyone will have a fixed version of setuptools installed, or should we
recommend that people making the sdist on Windows system force the
package format to tar.gz to avoid the unpleasantness with \r\n line
endings in SOURCES.txt causing some files to not get extracted on POSIX

Purely formatting matter: the indentation of step 6 is inconsistent:

  6. Get a separate checkout of the release tag for creating the
     distribution tarball and eggs.  It is important that you don't do
     this on the trunk or release branch to avoid
  <snip indented list here>
    In the checkout of the tag perform the following steps:

Also, there are two steps numbered 6:

  6. Back on the trunk or the release branch, increase the version
     number in ```` to the *next* release while preserving the

Thanks. Fixed now.

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